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Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon


Animalism is the view that we are animals. After being ignored for a long time in philosophical discussions of our nature, this idea has recently gained considerable support in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. It has also, amongst philosophers, occasioned strong opposition, even though it might be said to be the view assumed by much of the scientific community. Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity is the first volume to be devoted to this important topic and promises to set the agenda for the next stage in the debate. In addition to a substantial introduction by the edito ... More

Keywords: animalism, personal identity, persons, identity, constitution, Locke, John, consciousness, brain, mind, metaphysics, Snowdon, Paul, Blatti, Stephan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608751
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephan Blatti, editor
University of Memphis

Paul F. Snowdon, editor
University College London

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