Thinking animals and epistemology

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (3):310-314 (2009)
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We consider one of Eric Olson's chief arguments for animalism about personal identity: the view that we are each identical to a human animal. The argument was originally given in Olson's book The Human Animal . Olson's argument presupposes an epistemological premise which we examine in detail. We argue that the premise is implausible and that Olson's defense of animalism is therefore in trouble.



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Christopher Buford
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