Thinking Animals and the Reference of 'I'
Olson (Eric)
Source: Philosophical Topics 30: 189-208. 2002
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  1. In this essay I explore the idea that the solution to some important problems of personal identity lies in the philosophy of language: more precisely in the nature of first-person reference.
  2. I will argue that the “linguistic solution” is at best partly successful.


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