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Thinking Animal Argument

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Footnote 1: Footnote 9: For years, Olson trotted this argument out at every opportunity.

Footnote 10: Footnote 11: Footnote 14: Look at "Ray (Greg) - Williamson's Master Argument on Vagueness". Is it relevant?

Footnote 15: And no-doubt other papers in "Olson (Eric), Etc. - Abstracta Special Issue on 'The Human Animal'".


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Animalism Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Constitution View Constitution View - Objections
Olson Perdurantism Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View)

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Abbreviations Coincidence Corpses Mereology Nihilism
Olson Olson - Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2 Snowdon - The Self and Personal Identity Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: January) Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction)
Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View), 2 Thesis - Current Stance Thesis - Outline  

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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Blatti (Stephan) A New Argument for Animalism Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Death, Persons, and Sparse Ontologies: The Problem of Too Many Dying Thinkers Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancy Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Miller (Kristie) 'Personal identity' minus the persons Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Snowdon (Paul) The Self and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abbreviations Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Corpses Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Mereology 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 - Thinking Animal Argument Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder), Etc. E-Symposium on 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View' Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Blatti (Stephan) A New Argument for Animalism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis Vol 72, Number 4, October 2012, pp. 685–690 No
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 21%
Campbell (Joseph Keim), O'Rourke (Michael) & Silverstein (Harry S.) Time and Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 10%
Catterson (Troy), Ed. Synthese Special Issue on Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 9%
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) 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 No
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 97%
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
Noonan (Harold) Persons, Animals and Human Beings (2010) Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Campbell, O'Rourke & Silverstein - Time and Identity, III - The Self, Chapter 9 10%
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 24%
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 24%
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 - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 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 - Cited High Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Introduction, pp. 3-7 Yes
Olson (Eric) Thinking Animals and the Constitution View Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, 2001, e-Symposium on "Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View" Yes
Olson (Eric) Thinking Animals and the Reference of 'I' Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Topics 30: 189-208. 2002 Yes
Olson (Eric) Warum wir Tiere sind (Why we are animals) Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Petrus - On Human Persons, 2003 Yes
Olson (Eric) What are We? Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 57%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Animals Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 2 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 81%
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
Petrus (Klaus), Ed. On Human Persons Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) High Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 98%
Ray (Greg) Williamson's Master Argument on Vagueness Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Synthese, Vol. 138, No. 2 (Jan., 2004), pp. 175-206 No
Shand (John) Central Issues of Philosophy Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 34%
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
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 - Cited High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 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) Persons, Animals, and Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Synthese, Vol. 162, No. 3 (Jun., 2008), pp. 313-324 8%
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 - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Zimmerman (Dean) Problems for Animalism Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Abstracta Special Issue I – 2008 (Brazil) Yes



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