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Thinking Animal Argument

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Summary of Notes Referenced by This Note

Animalism Animalism - Objections Animals Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker
Constitution View Constitution View - Objections Fission Human Animals Nihilism
Note Links Explanation Olson Olson - Persons and Bodies - Response Perdurantism Person
Plug Note Apologia Snowdon - The Self and Personal Identity Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View)
Vagueness Works Read - Explanation Zimmerman - The Human Animal: Objections    

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Summary of Notes Citing This Note

Abbreviations Animalism Animalism - Arguments For, 2 Coincidence Constitution View - Objections, 2
Corpses Counting Persons Nihilism Olson Olson - Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2
PID Note, Book & Paper Usage, 2, 3, 4 Snowdon - The Self and Personal Identity Supervenience Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?), 2 Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?)
Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It), 2 Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View), 2, 3, 4 Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Current Stance
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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder) When Do Persons Begin and End? Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) A New Argument for Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism (SEP) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Headhunters Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Blatti (Stephan) We Are Animals Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Coliva (Annalisa) Review of Gasser & Stefan, Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Hershenov (David) Animals, Persons and Bioethics Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Are There Too Many Hylomorphic Individuals Thinking about this Life and the Next? Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Hershenov (David) Death, Persons, and Sparse Ontologies: The Problem of Too Many Dying Thinkers Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Persons as Proper Parts of Organisms Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancey Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Hershenov (David) Shoemaker's Problem of Too Many Thinkers Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Hershenov (David) Who Doesn't Have a Problem of Too Many Thinkers? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Johansson (Jens) Animal Ethics Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Johnston (Mark) Remnant Persons: Animalism's Undoing Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Madden (Rory) Intention and the Self Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
Miller (Kristie) 'Personal identity' minus the persons Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Personal pronoun revisionism - asking the right question Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Persons, Animals and Human Beings Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Noonan (Harold) Persons, Animals and Human Beings (2010) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Noonan (Harold) The Thinking Animal Problem and Personal Pronoun Revisionism Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Corpse Problem Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity (Stanford, 2002) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity (Stanford, 2008) Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity (Stanford, 2010) Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity (Stanford, 2015) Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Review of P. Snowdon, Persons, Animals, Ourselves Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) Self: Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Nature of People Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) Warum wir Tiere sind (Why we are animals) Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Animals Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Brains Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Bundles Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Constitution Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Contents + References Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Souls Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Temporal Parts Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
O'Shaughnessy (Brian) Self-Consciousness and Self-Knowledge Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Parfit (Derek) We Are Not Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Shoemaker (Sydney) Persons, Animals, and Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (Sydney) Thinking Animals Without Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Snowdon (Paul) Conclusions and Consequences Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Snowdon (Paul) The Self and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Sutton (Catherine S.) The Supervenience Solution to the Too-Many-Thinkers Problem Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abbreviations Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Animalism - Arguments For Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What Are We?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 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 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Constitution View - Objections Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Corpses Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Counting Persons Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Nihilism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Olson Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Supervenience 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) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Zimmerman (Dean) The Constitution of Persons by Bodies: A Critique of Lynne Rudder Baker’s Theory of Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract    



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Arnadottir (Steinvor Tholl) Functionalism and Thinking Animals Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, Vol. 147, No. 3 (February 2010), pp. 347-354 22%
Baker (Lynne Rudder) When Do Persons Begin and End? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Distinguished Faculty Lecture, December 5, 2005 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) When Do Persons Begin and End? Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Distinguished Faculty Lecture, December 5, 2005 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) A New Argument for Animalism Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Analysis Vol 72, Number 4, October 2012, pp. 685–690 33%
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism (SEP) Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2014 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) We Are Animals Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy for Us, ed. Lenny Clapp (Cognella, 2018), 73-82 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds. Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds. - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity 22%
Coliva (Annalisa) Review of Gasser & Stefan, Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Yes
Hershenov (David) Death, Persons, and Sparse Ontologies: The Problem of Too Many Dying Thinkers Paper - Referencing Low Quality Abstract American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine. Forthcoming. 33%
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancey Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Religious Studies, 43:2, June 2007, 237-242 Yes
Hershenov (David) Shoemaker's Problem of Too Many Thinkers Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 80, 2007, 225-36 No
Hershenov (David) Who Doesn't Have a Problem of Too Many Thinkers? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract American Philosophical Quarterly, 50:2, April 2013, 203-208 17%
Johnston (Mark) Remnant Persons: Animalism's Undoing Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part I, Chapter 5, pp. 89-127 15%
Marshall (Richard) Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 37%
Marshall (Richard) Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 37%
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Yes
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Yes
Martin (Raymond) & Barresi (John), Eds. Personal Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Martin (Raymond) & Barresi (John), Eds. - Personal Identity 13%
Olson (Eric) An Argument for Animalism Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Martin & Barresi - Personal Identity, Chapter 12 Yes
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 16%
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 2, pp. 22-41 Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Paper - Referencing Oxford Bibliographies Online / Sheffield University website Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Introduction Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Introduction, pp. 3-7 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%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Souls Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 7 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 42%
Olson (Eric), Etc. Abstracta Special Issue on 'The Human Animal' Book - Cited High Quality Abstract Olson (Eric), Etc. - Abstracta Special Issue on 'The Human Animal' Yes
Shand (John) Central Issues of Philosophy Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 35%
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 Yes
Shoemaker (Sydney) Thinking Animals Without Animalism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part I, Chapter 6, pp. 128-141 33%
Snowdon (Paul) The Self and Personal Identity Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Shand (John) - Central Issues of Philosophy, Chapter 9 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Thinking Animal Argument Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Materialism and the Psychological-continuity Account of Personal Identity Paper - Referencing 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 - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 17%



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