Animalism and the varieties of conjoined twinning

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (4):285-301 (2010)
Abstract
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 animalism—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 conjoined twinning: dicephalus, craniopagus parasiticus, and cephalopagus
Keywords Animalism  Personal identity  Dicephalus  Craniopagus parasiticus  Cephalopagus  Too-many-subjects problem
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Giovanni Boniolo (2013). Is an Account of Identity Necessary for Bioethics? What Post-Genomic Biomedicine Can Teach Us. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (3):401-411.
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