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Thinking Animal Argument

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Animalism Animalism - Objections 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 Constitution View - Objections Corpses Counting Persons
Mereology Nihilism Olson Olson - Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2 Snowdon - The Self and Personal Identity
Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: July) Supervenience 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

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 Nancy 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) 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  
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 - Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Constitution View - Objections Paper Medium Quality Abstract   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 - 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 - Supervenience Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Thinking Animal Argument Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
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
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 Medium Quality Abstract Analysis Vol 72, Number 4, October 2012, pp. 685–690 No
Blatti (Stephan) A New Argument for Animalism Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Analysis Vol 72, Number 4, October 2012, pp. 685–690 No
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism (SEP) Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, First published Mon Apr 7, 2014 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) Headhunters Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part II, Chapter 8, pp. 162-179 40%
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 21%
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 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%
Coliva (Annalisa) Review of Gasser & Stefan, Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Yes
Hershenov (David) Animals, Persons and Bioethics Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Earlier versions published in The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, 8:1, 2008, 8-11 and Proceedings of the Creighton Society: The Philosophical Association of New York. October 2008. 6%
Hershenov (David) Are There Too Many Hylomorphic Individuals Thinking about this Life and the Next? Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Keynote for the Talbot Philosophical Society Graduate Conference; Revised version to be published as “Purgatory” in Palgrave MacMillan's Handbook of the Afterlife 17%
Hershenov (David) Death, Persons, and Sparse Ontologies: The Problem of Too Many Dying Thinkers Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine. Forthcoming. 33%
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) Persons as Proper Parts of Organisms Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Theoria, 71:1, 2005, 29-37 17%
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancy 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 - Cited 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 - Cited Medium Quality Abstract American Philosophical Quarterly, 50:2, April 2013, 203-208 No
Johansson (Jens) Animal Ethics Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part III, Chapter 14, pp. 283-302 28%
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%
Luper (Steven), Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Madden (Rory) Intention and the Self Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Proceedings of The Aristotelian Society, 2011 4%
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) Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) 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
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 - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 20%
Miller (Kristie) 'Personal identity' minus the persons Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 166, Supplement 1 (December 2013), pp. S91-S109 6%
Noonan (Harold) Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Noonan (Harold) Persons, Animals and Human Beings Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Noonan - Personal Identity, 2003, Chapter 11 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%
Noonan (Harold) The Thinking Animal Problem and Personal Pronoun Revisionism Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2010), pp. 93-98 No
Olson (Eric) An Argument for Animalism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Martin & Barresi - Personal Identity, Chapter 12 Yes
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Corpse Problem Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 82, No. 2, pp. 265-274; June 2004 Yes
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 Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Stich & Warfield - Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, 2003 Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Paper - Referencing Oxford Bibliographies Online / Sheffield University website Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity (Stanford, 2002) Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2002 Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity (Stanford, 2015) Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Summer 2017 22%
Olson (Eric) Review of P. Snowdon, Persons, Animals, Ourselves Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015.06.31 No
Olson (Eric) Self: Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract W. Banks, ed., Encyclopedia of Consciousness (Elsevier Academic Press), vol. 2, 301-312 17%
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) The Human Animal: Introduction Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Introduction, pp. 3-7 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Nature of People Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 2 25%
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 Medium Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - What are We? 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) What Are We? Brains Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 4 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 22%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Bundles Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 6 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 29%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Constitution Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 3 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 24%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Souls Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 7 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 38%
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.) 38%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 9 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 43%
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
Parfit (Derek) We Are Not Human Beings Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part I, Chapter 2, pp. 31-49 33%
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 - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 34%
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 - Cited 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 - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Shand (John) - Central Issues of Philosophy, Chapter 9 Yes
Snowdon (Paul) The Self and Personal Identity Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Shand (John) - Central Issues of Philosophy, Chapter 9 Yes
Steward (Helen) Free Will Paper - Cited Shand (John) - Central Issues of Philosophy, Chapter 11 No
Stich (Stephen) & Warfield (Ted), Eds. Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
Sutton (Catherine S.) The Supervenience Solution to the Too-Many-Thinkers Problem Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly 64, no. 257 (October 2014): 619 –639 11%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Thinking Animal Argument Paper - By Subtopic 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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