Human beings among the beasts

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 102 (3):455-467 (2021)
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In this article, we develop and defend a new argument for animalism -- the thesis that we human persons are human animals. The argument takes this rough form: since our pets are animals, we are too. We’ll begin with remarks on animalism and its rivals, develop our main argument, and then defend it against a few replies.

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Andrew M. Bailey
Yale-NUS College
Alexander R. Pruss
Baylor University

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