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


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This chapter is about how to state the question of personal identity over time. The question is often put in a way that assumes a person cannot start out or end up as a nonperson. This prejudges an important metaphysical question, and rules out the Biological Approach. The chapter then turns to the language of identity over time in general.

Keywords: adverbs; criterion of identity; identity; person; substance concept

Chapter.  9252 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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