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Personal Identity

Animalists

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  1. Introduction
    • This Note is intended to list those philosophers who might be categorised as animalists, together with their major works on the topic.
    • On reflection, the latter idea might be a mistake, as these works will be covered under the Notes on:-
      Animalism1
      Animalism – Objections2
    • We’ll see.
  2. Animalists
  3. Works



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 3:
  1. The evidence for this – by way of self-confession – is in "Van Inwagen (Peter) - Materialism and the Psychological-continuity Account of Personal Identity".
Footnote 8: Footnote 9: Footnote 11:


Table of the Previous 10 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
06/05/2022 12:50:24 6174 Animalists
01/10/2021 13:17:46 5882 Animalists
12/02/2021 15:44:38 4844 Animalists
06/12/2019 23:09:36 4147 Animalists
28/04/2018 00:07:12 4767 Animalists
04/04/2015 00:17:17 3356 Animalists
26/03/2014 19:09:07 2647 Animalists
18/08/2009 20:39:50 1669 Animalists
26/11/2007 23:25:26 523 Animalists
12/08/2007 10:17:46 536 Animalists



Note last updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
28/09/2022 10:24:58 None available Animalism


Summary of Notes Referenced by This Note

Animalism Animalism - Objections Note Links Explanation Olson Psychological View
Williams - The Self and the Future Works Read - Explanation      

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Summary of Notes Citing This Note

Animalism Animals Blackburn - Has Kant Refuted Parfit? Bodily Continuity Brain Criterion
Essentialism Human Animals Human Beings Johnston - Human Beings Noonan - Persons and Bodies - Response
Olson PID Note, Book & Paper Usage, 2, 3, 4 Psychological Continuity Snowdon - The Self and Personal Identity Taking Persons Seriously
Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?), 2, 3 Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments)
Thesis - Current Stance Transplants Website - Progress to Date (2022 - November), 2 Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4 Wiggins

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Bailey (Andrew M.) N/A Author    
Belshaw (Christopher) Review of Paul Snowdon's 'Persons, Animals, Ourselves' Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Berglund (Stefan) Human and Personal Identity: Summary & Bibliography Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Blackburn (Simon) Has Kant Refuted Parfit? Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism (Continuum) Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Headhunters Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Blatti (Stephan) Review of 'The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self', by Raymond Martin and John Barresi Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) We Are Animals Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds. Animalism: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Blatti (Stephan), Ed. The Lives of Human Animals Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Dainton (Barry) Self: Philosophy In Transit: Prologue Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Dennett (Daniel) Where Am I? Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Garrett (Brian) The Story of I: Some Comments on L.R.Baker 'Persons & Bodies' Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Gasser (Georg) Personal Identity and Resurrection: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Hershenov (David) N/A Author High Quality Abstract 2  
Hershenov (David) Are There Too Many Hylomorphic Individuals Thinking about this Life and the Next? Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Hershenov (David) Who Doesn't Have a Problem of Too Many Thinkers? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Johansson (Jens) Animal Ethics Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Johansson (Jens) What is Animalism? Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Johnston (Mark) Is Heaven a Place We Can Get To? Paper High Quality Abstract    
Johnston (Mark) Remnant Persons: Animalism's Undoing Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Kazez (Jean) The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Kingma (Elselijn) Were You Part of Your Mother? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Liao (S. Matthew) The Organism View Defended Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Lockwood (Michael) When Does a Life Begin? Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Mackie (David) Personal Identity and Dead People Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Madden (Rory) Thinking Parts Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Moran (Alexander P.) Animalism and the Thinking Parts Problem Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Arguments Against Animalism: Comments on L.R.Baker 'Persons & Bodies' Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) Psychology and Personal Identity Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Review of P. Snowdon, Persons, Animals, Ourselves Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Remnant-Person Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Animals Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Constitution Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Temporal Parts Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24  
Parfit (Derek) We Are Not Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Petrus (Klaus), Ed. On Human Persons Book High Quality Abstract    
Puhl (Klaus) Review of Klaus Petrus's 'On Human Persons' Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Quinn (Philip L.) Review of Antony Flew's 'The Logic of Mortality' Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Reid (Mark D.) A Case in Which Two Persons Exist in One Animal Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics - Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Immortality Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Smith (Barry C.), Broks (Paul), Kennedy (A.L.) & Evans (Jules) Audio: What Does It Mean to Be Me? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and the Unity of Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Snowdon (Paul) Philosophy and the Mind/Body Problem Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Snowdon (Paul) The Self and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Animals Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Bodily Continuity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What Are We?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Essentialism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Human Animals Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Olson Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Psychological Continuity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Taking Persons Seriously Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Transplants Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Wiggins Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Tooley (Michael) Abortion Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Van Inwagen (Peter) Dualism and Materialism: Athens and Jerusalem? Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Materialism and the Psychological-continuity Account of Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Plantinga’s Replacement Argument Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Ayers (Michael R.) Locke (Vol 2 - Ontology) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 17%
Ayers (Michael R.) Neo-Lockean and Anti-Lockean Theories of Personal Identity in Analytic Philosophy Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Ayers - Locke (Vol. 2 - Ontology), 1991, Chapter 25, pp. 278-292 Yes
Bailey (Andrew M.) The Elimination Argument Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 168 (2014): 475-482 56%
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism (Continuum) Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy, ed. A. C. Grayling, A. Pyle, N. Goulder (Continuum, 2006), vol. 1: 108–09 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism and its Implications Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract OU Website (now deleted) Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships, ed. M. Bekoff (Greenwood Press, 2007), 430-33 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism Unburdened Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract OU Website (now deleted) Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism, Dicephalus, and Borderline Cases Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Psychology 20 (2007): 595–608 Yes
Bourget (David) & Chalmers (David) The PhilPapers Surveys: What Do Philosophers Believe? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 170, No. 3 (September 2014), pp. 465-500 Yes
Carter (William) Death and Bodily Transfiguration Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Mind, 1984, 412-418 Yes
Carter (William) Do Zygotes Become People? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 91.361 (Jan. 1982), pp. 77-95 Yes
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) Substance: Its Nature and Existence Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) - Substance: Its Nature and Existence No
Johansson (Jens) What is Animalism? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Ratio, Volume 20, Issue 2, June 2007, pp. 194–205 Yes
Merricks (Trenton) Objects and Persons Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons 7%
Olson (Eric) Psychology and Personal Identity Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 1, pp. 7-21 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Olson (Eric) What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology 68%
Quinn (Philip L.) Review of Antony Flew's 'The Logic of Mortality' Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Nous, Vol. 26, No. 1, Mar., 1992, pp. 102-104 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings 27%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Materialism and the Psychological-continuity Account of Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen - Ontology, Identity and Modality, Part II: Identity, Chapter 9, 1997 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Ontology, Identity and Modality: Essays in metaphysics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 17%
Wiggins (David) Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity 5%
Wiggins (David) Sameness and Substance Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Sameness and Substance 11%
Wiggins (David) Sameness and Substance Renewed Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Sameness and Substance Renewed 16%
Wilson (Jack) Biological Individuality - The identity and Persistence of Living Entities Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Wilson (Jack) - Biological Individuality - The identity and Persistence of Living Entities Yes



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