<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Mackie (David) - Animalism Versus Lockeanism: No Contest (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_05/PaperSummary_5075.htm">Animalism Versus Lockeanism: No Contest</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Mackie (David).htm">Mackie (David)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 49,Number 196, July 1999, pp. 369-376(8).</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5075.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperCitings_5075.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PapersToNotes_5075.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>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>In <a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4758.htm">Noonan (Harold) - Animalism Versus Lockeanism: A Current Controversy</A>" (1998), Harold Noonan examined the relation between <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalist</A><SUP>1</SUP> and neo-Lockean theories of personal identity. As well as presenting arguments intended to support a modest compatibilism of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>2</SUP> and neo-Lockeanism, he advanced a new proposal about the relation between persons and human beings which was intended to evade the principal <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalist</A><SUP>3</SUP> objections to neo-Lockean theories. </li><li>I argue both that the arguments for compatibilism are without force, and that Noonan s new neo-Lockean proposal is inadequate.</li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Author s Introduction</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Harold Noonan, in <a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4758.htm">Noonan (Harold) - Animalism Versus Lockeanism: A Current Controversy</A>" (1998), has recently examined the relation between <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>4</SUP> (the view that we are animals) and neo-Lockean theories of personal identity (those theories that assign a significant role to <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_16.htm">psychological continuity)</A><SUP>5</SUP>. </li><li>He concludes that <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>6</SUP> and neo-Lockeanism are incompatible; and in Section IV of his article he defends a new proposal about the relation between persons and human beings which is designed to enable neo-Lockeans to evade the principal <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalist</A><SUP>7</SUP> objections to their view. I discuss this proposal in Section II below. </li><li>Before introducing his new proposal, Noonan gives sympathetic consideration to Parfit's recent suggestion (in unpublished work) that the neo-Lockean might himself endorse <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>8</SUP>. </li><li>Although Noonan ultimately rejects this suggestion, he presents (in Section II of his article) three arguments which he says (p. 306) support the more modest conclusion that 'So long ... as we consider only cases in which <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">brains are transplanted</A><SUP>9</SUP> from one animal body to another, ... it seems quite plausible that the neo-Lockean can also be an <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalist</A><SUP>10</SUP>'. </li><li>Accordingly, and because the Parfitian suggestion is of some interest, I begin in Section I by examining these three arguments. </li></ol> </FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Response to <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4758.htm">Noonan (Harold) - Animalism Versus Lockeanism: A Current Controversy</A>". </li><li>See <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5035.htm">Noonan (Harold) - Animalism versus Lockeanism: Reply to Mackie</A>" for a reply.</li></ul><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="2018-08-02T06:28" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:28:14</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>