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The Human AnimalPersonal Identity Without Psychology$
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Eric T. Olson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195134230.001.0001

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The Biological Approach

The Biological Approach

(p.124) 6 The Biological Approach
The Human Animal

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This chapter discusses what an animal or an organism is and what it takes for one to persist. Following Locke and van Inwagen, it is proposed that an animal persists as long as its biological life continues. The Biological Approach is then distinguished from the bodily criterion of personal identity.

Keywords:   bodily criterion, body, life, organism, personal identity

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