What are we?

Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (5-6):37-55 (2007)
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This paper is about the neglected question of what sort of things we are metaphysically speaking. It is different from the mind-body problem and from familiar questions of personal identity. After explaining what the question means and how it differs from others, the paper tries to show how difficult it is to give a satisfying answer



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Eric T. Olson
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