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What was Eric T. Olson main argument(s)?

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What was he really trying to argue for?
I understand he's arguing for Animalism but it wasn't clear enough.

Is he just saying that we are just wrong for arguing against Animalism?
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Mar 21st, 2015

Olson argues for a biological account of human identity.

Most philosophers writing about personal identity in recent years claim that what it takes for us to continue through time is a matter of psychology. Eric Olson argues that such approaches face daunting problems, and he defends in their place a radically non-psychological account of personal identity. He defines human beings as biological organisms, and claims that no psychological relation is either adequate or necessary for an organism to persist. Rejecting numerous famous thought experiments dealing with personal identity, he instead argues that one could survive the destruction of all of one's psychological contents and capabilities as long as the human organism remains alive


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