Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism)
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Write-up2 (as at 03/05/2019 10:59:31): Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism)

  • A discussion of the arguments against animalism, as given by those of anti-animalist persuasion and defended by the principal animalists (with a focus on Eric Olson), with a critique.

Research Methodology
  • Follow this Link3 for a generic statement of how I intend to pursue each Chapter.
  • The method is broken down into 12, possibly iterative, stages.
  • Follow this Link4 for my progress dashboard on these tasks.

Links to Notes5
  1. Animalism - Objections6,
  2. Animalism7.

Chapter Introduction
  1. To be supplied8.

Main Text
  1. For now, just see the Note Animalism – Objections9.
  2. To be supplied10.

Concluding Remarks
  1. Having now discussed the arguments against Animalism, we now in our next Chapter11 turn to the arguments against the Constitution View.
  2. This is work in progress12.

Links to Books / Papers to be Addressed13
  1. In this Chapter I will consider the following papers or book chapters (together with some others referenced by these). There are doubtless many more that are relevant and which will be addressed in the course of the thesis, but these are probably sufficient to get us going.
  2. I’ve not been overly careful to segregate the reading-list of this Chapter from that of Chapter 614. I will address the segregation in due course. There will, in any case, be some overlap.
  3. Many aspects of these papers will need to be either ignored or reserved for other chapters.
  4. The motivation for these works is as follows:-
    • To be supplied.

The Cut
  1. There had already been a lot of cutting in the various selections of the original reading list – the reading lists attached to the Notes run on and on – and these items just represent the works in my possession (though I have sought out all that I’ve heard of that look relevant).
  2. However, the items in the lists following were given some attention, and have been culled – at least temporarily – from the lists above, where they originally appeared. I’ve not always given a reason as I’ve not studied them sufficiently closely. But, you have to draw a line somewhere.
  3. I’m well aware that the cut has not been sufficiently rigorous. Further items beyond the items below are likely to be culled when I come to process them.
    • To be supplied.

In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 2:
  • This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (03/05/2019 10:59:31).
  • Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
Footnote 5:
  • There is effectively a 1-1-match between this Chapter and the Note Animalism – Objections.
  • I imagine that this Chapter will be more focussed and less exploratory than that Note.
Footnote 13:
  • See the section on Research Methodology for what is to be done with these.
  • The author’s surname is repeated in the text to make it easier for me to see what’s going on in the encoded text I work on.

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