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Persons, animals, ourselves

Author: Paul F Snowdon
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The starting point for this book is a particular answer to a question that grips many of us: what kind of thing are we? The particular answer is that we are animals (of a certain sort)--a view nowadays called 'animalism'. This answer will appear obvious to many but on the whole philosophers have rejected it. The initial chapters analyse the content and general philosophical implications of animalism--including the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul F Snowdon
ISBN: 9780198719618 0198719612 9780198769996 0198769997
OCLC Number: 894922108
Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Animalism --
Animalism and some philosophical problems --
Animals and persons --
Animals and us --
Some questions about animals --
[A & ~P] cases : an introduction --
Multiple personality disorder --
Animalism and the unity of consciousness --
[P & ~A] cases : an introduction --
Brain, transplants, animals, and us --
Strengthening the rejection of transplant arguments --
Conclusions and consequences.
Responsibility: Paul F. Snowdon.
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What kind of thing are we? Paul Snowdon's answer is that we are animals, of a sort. This view-'animalism'-may seem obvious but on the whole philosophers have rejected it. Snowdon argues that  Read more...

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Snowdon meticulously considers the major varieties of dissociation argument. Using observations about what we actually say and do, as well as broad empirical considerations, he argues with great Read more...

 
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