chapter  11
Persons, Animals and Human Beings
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The position I wish to develop in the remaining chapters of this book is a version of the Complex View that takes psychological continuity as the sole and sufficient criterion of personal identity. My disagreement with other psychological continuity theorists and my arguments for the superiority of my version of this view will be the topic of the final chapter. First, however, I must confront the more radical suggestion recently made by a number of authors, including Peter Van Inwagen (1990), Paul Snowdon (1991) and Eric Olson (1997), that any such Psychological Approach must be mistaken, because in fact the correct account of personal identity is given by the Biological Approach introduced briefly in Chapter 1.