The Biological Approach
Olson (Eric)
Source: The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 6, pp. 124-153
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  1. This chapter discusses what an animal or an organism is and what it takes for one to persist.
  2. Following Locke and van Inwagen, it is proposed that an animal persists as long as its biological life continues.
  3. The Biological Approach is then distinguished from the bodily criterion of personal identity.

Sections
  1. Further Questions
  2. Organisms
  3. The Identity of Organisms
  4. Lives
  5. Brainstem Replacement and Other Difficulties
  6. The Bodily Criterion

Annotations1
  1. Further Questions
  2. Organisms
  3. The Identity of Organisms
  4. Lives
  5. Brainstem Replacement and Other Difficulties
  6. The Bodily Criterion



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