Will I Be a Dead Person?
Carter (William)
Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Mar99, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p167, 5p;
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    Eric Olsen argues from the fact that we once existed as fetal individuals to the conclusion that the standard view of personal identity is mistaken. I shall establish that a similar argument focusing upon dead people opposes Olsen's favored biological view of personal identity.
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    Focuses on the argument focusing on dead people which opposes Eric Olson's Biological View of personal identity.
    … Rejection of the identity claim that raises the fetal problem;
    … Analysis of the Biological View and standard view of personal identity;
    … Eliminativist position of corpses in regard to their biological and psychological activity.

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