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Are People Animals?

Eric T. Olson

in The Human Animal

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195134230
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833528 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195134230.003.0006

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

Are People Animals?

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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

Chapter.  14103 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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