Animalism versus Lockeanism: No Contest
Abstract:In ‘Animalism versus Lockeanism: a Current Controversy’, The Philosophical Quarterly, 48 (1998), pp. 302–18, Harold Noonan examined the relation between animalist and neo-Lockean theories of personal identity. As well as presenting arguments intended to support a modest compatibilism of animalism and neo-Lockeanism, he advanced a new proposal about the relation between persons and human beings which was intended to evade the principal animalist objections to neo-Lockean theories. I argue both that the arguments for compatibilism are without force, and that Noonan’s new neo-Lockean proposal is inadequate.
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Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Oriel College, Oxford University
Publication date: July 1, 1999