Analysis 72 (4):685-690 (2012)

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Stephan Blatti
University of Maryland, College Park
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The view known as animalism asserts that we are human animals—that each of us is an instance of the Homo sapiens species. The standard argument for this view is known as the thinking animal argument . But this argument has recently come under attack. So, here, a new argument for animalism is introduced. The animal ancestors argument illustrates how the case for animalism can be seen to piggyback on the credibility of evolutionary theory. Two objections are then considered and answered
Keywords personal identity  animalism  evolution  Lockeanism  constitution  Shoemaker
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans102
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