<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Snowdon (Paul) - Personal Identity and Brain Transplants (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperSummary_2637.htm">Personal Identity and Brain Transplants</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Snowdon (Paul).htm">Snowdon (Paul)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Cockburn - Human Beings, 1991</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperSummary_2637.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperCitings_2637.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PapersToNotes_2637.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Can <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>1</SUP>  the thesis that we are identical with animals and have their persistence conditions  reply to an objection claiming that <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">brain transplants</A><SUP>2</SUP> reveal the identity does not hold? </li><li>The objection is analysed into four premises and the interim conclusion is that each is plausible. </li><li>A line of reply, by K. Wilkes and M. Johnston, opposing the method of the objection is criticized as unsupported. </li><li>The conclusion is that the best reply to the objection is to deny an intuition on which one premise relies. Whether this reply is ultimately sustainable is one very important current issue about personal identity. </li></ol></FONT><BR><u>Sections</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Introduction; </li><li><a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">Animalism</A><SUP>3</SUP> and an Objection; </li><li>The Objection and some Responses; </li><li>The  Possibility of <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">Brain Transplants</A><SUP>4</SUP>; </li><li>Criticism of Method; </li><li>Wilkes s Criticism; </li><li>Johnston s Criticism; </li><li>An Alternative Reply; </li><li>Conclusion</li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Annotated photocopy filed in <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5975.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 17 (S2: Sm+)</A>".<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:58" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:58:42</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>