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The Human AnimalPersonal Identity Without Psychology$
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Eric T. Olson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195134230.001.0001

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Are People Animals?

Are People Animals?

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(p.94) 5 Are People Animals?
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The Human Animal
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Eric T. Olson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195134230.003.0006

This chapter argues that we are animals. Otherwise numerous metaphysical and epistemological problems arise. It is then argued that human animals do not have psychological identity conditions. Thus, our being animals is incompatible with the Psychological Approach.

Keywords:   animals, death, identity over time, Locke, personhood

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