Are People Animals?
Olson (Eric)
Source: The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 5, pp. 94-123
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  1. This chapter argues that we are animals.
  2. Otherwise numerous metaphysical and epistemological problems arise.
  3. It is then argued that human animals1 do not have psychological identity conditions.
  4. Thus, our being animals is incompatible with the Psychological Approach.

Sections
  1. Human People or Human Animals2?
  2. Appearances
  3. Coincidence
  4. Personhood
  5. Why We Are Animals
  6. Psychological Persistence Conditions3 for Animals?
  7. Death and Ceasing to Be
  8. A Counterattack

Annotations4
  1. Human People or Human Animals5?
  2. Appearances
  3. Coincidence
  4. Personhood
  5. Why We Are Animals
  6. Psychological Persistence Conditions6 for Animals?
  7. Death and Ceasing to Be
  8. A Counterattack



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Footnote 4:

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