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An Argument for Animalism

Olson, E.T. (2003) An Argument for Animalism. In: Martin, R. and Barresi, J., (eds.) Personal identity. Blackwell readings in philosophy . Blackwell , Oxford , pp. 318-334. ISBN 0631234411


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The view that we are human animals, "animalism", is deeply unpopular. This paper explains what that claim says and why it is so contentious. It then argues that those who deny it face an awkward choice. They must either deny that there are any human animals, deny that human animals can think, or deny that we are the thinking things located where we are.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2003, Eric Olson. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Personal Identity. This paper has been peer-reviewed may not include the final publisher proof-corrections or pagination.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Philosophy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 04:52
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 11
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/734

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