I guess the sentence
its possibility is still that of the continuation of a good for him is an inversion, I try to rephrase it to "the continuation of a good for him is still possible". Am I right?
I have no idea of what the two pronouns --
its possibility) and
that -- in this sentence refer to. Please clarify these pronouns. Thanks : )
The direction of time is crucial in assigning possibilities to people or other individuals. Distinct possible lives of a single person can diverge from a common beginning, but they cannot converge to a common conclusion from diverse beginnings. (The latter would represent not a set of different possible lives of one individual, but a set of distinct possible individuals, whose lives have identical conclusions.) Given an identifiable individual, countless possibilities for his continued existence are imaginable, and we can clearly conceive of what it would be for him to go on existing indefinitely. However inevitable it is that this will not come about,
its possibility is still that of the continuation of a good for him, if life is the good, we take it to be.