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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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Why We Need not Accept the Psychological Approach

Why We Need not Accept the Psychological Approach

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(p.42) 3 Why We Need not Accept the Psychological Approach
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The Human Animal
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Eric T. Olson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195134230.003.0004

Most arguments for the Psychological Approach are based on the conviction that anyone who got your psychological features would be you. The possibility of fission proves this conviction false. Those who think that identity has no practical importance will find it even more difficult to argue for the Psychological Approach.

Keywords:   brain transplant, Parfit, prudence, responsibility, self‐concern

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