Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (3):310-314 (2009)

Authors
Christopher Buford
University of Akron
Abstract
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.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2009.01342.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,110
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Animalism.Andrew M. Bailey - 2015 - Philosophy Compass 10 (12):867-883.
You Are An Animal.Andrew M. Bailey - 2016 - Res Philosophica 93 (1):205-218.
Unrestricted Animalism and the Too Many Candidates Problem.Eric Yang - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (3):635-652.
Are My Temporal Parts Agents?Alexander Dietz - 2020 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 100 (2):362-379.
Thinking Animals, Disagreement, and Skepticism.Eric Yang - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 166 (1):109-121.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Problems for Animalism.Dean Zimmerman - 2008 - Abstracta 4 (S1):23-31.
Animalism.Stephan Blatti - 2006 - In A. C. Grayling, A. Pyle & N. Goulder (eds.), Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy. Thoemmes Continuum.
The Remnant-Person Problem.Eric T. Olson - forthcoming - In Stephan Blatti Paul F. Snowdon (ed.), Essays on Animalism. Oxford University Press.
Substance Concepts and Personal Identity.Peter Nichols - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 150 (2):255-270.
Animalism and the Corpse Problem.Eric T. Olson - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (2):265-74.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-10-01

Total views
147 ( #71,834 of 2,448,157 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #304,927 of 2,448,157 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes