Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (4):285-301 (2010)

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Timothy Campbell
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Jeff McMahan
Oxford University
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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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DOI 10.1007/s11017-010-9150-0
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