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The Human Animal: Personal Identity Without Psychology

Eric T. Olson

Abstract

This book argues that our identity over time involves no psychological facts. Psychological accounts of personal identity lead to grave metaphysical problems, and the arguments for them are inconclusive. The book argues that we are animals, and thus have the purely biological identity conditions of animals.

Keywords: animalism, animals, death, metaphysics, personal identity, psychological continuity, self

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195134230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195134230.001.0001

Authors

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Eric T. Olson, author
Churchill College, Cambridge
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