Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

2017.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds.), Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, Oxford University Press,
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2017.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds.), Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 334pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199608751. Reviewed by Matt Duncan, Rhode Island College This book gives a great sense of the ongoing conversation about animalism, a conversation that has been around for a while. So the trenches are dug deep; no one is giving a whole lot of ground. Yet it's still a rich and interesting conversation about a question that concerns us all: what are we? This conversation is also somewhat messy. Not everyone is talking about the same thing. So it's no surprise that one of the editors' central questions is "what is animalism?" These days, the official animalist slogan is "we are animals". Seems straightforward. But it's not. The most common elaboration of this slogan is that we -- people like you and me -- are strictly identical to animals (human... . . .

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