Animalism and the varieties of conjoined twinning

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (4):285-301 (2010)
We defend the view that we are not identical to organisms against the objection that it implies that there are two subjects of every conscious state one experiences: oneself and one’s organism. We then criticize <span class='Hi'>animalism</span>—the view that each of us is identical to a human organism—by showing that it has unacceptable implications for a range of actual and hypothetical cases of <span class='Hi'>conjoined</span> <span class='Hi'>twinning</span>: dicephalus, craniopagus parasiticus, and cephalopagus.
Keywords Animalism  Personal identity  Dicephalus  Craniopagus parasiticus  Cephalopagus  Too-many-subjects problem
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DOI 10.1007/s11017-010-9150-0
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