Psychology and Personal Identity

Eric T. Olson

in The Human Animal

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195134230
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833528 | DOI:

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

Psychology and Personal Identity

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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

Chapter.  6818 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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