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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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Psychology and Personal Identity

Psychology and Personal Identity

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(p.7) 1 Psychology and Personal Identity
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The Human Animal
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Eric T. Olson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195134230.003.0002

Most philosophers agree that some sort of psychological continuity is necessary or sufficient for us to persist – the Psychological Approach to personal identity. Some implications of this view are sketched. The Biological Approach, by contrast, says that our identity, over time, consists in brute biological continuity.

Keywords:   animals, brain transplant, persistent vegetative state

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