Was Jekyll Hyde?
Olson (Eric)
Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66, Number 2, 1 March 2003, pp. 328-348(21)
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  1. Many philosophers say that two or more people or thinking beings could share a single human being in a split-personality case, if only the personalities1 were sufficiently independent and individually well integrated.
  2. I argue that this view is incompatible with our being material things, and conclude that there could never be two or more people in a split-personality2 case.
  3. This refutes the view, almost universally held, that facts about mental unity3 and disunity determine how many people there are.
  4. I suggest that the number of human people is simply the number of appropriately endowed human animals4.

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