Stephan Blatti

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This is a book about what we are and why it matters. The enticingly simple answer of which I aim to persuade the reader—that we are animals—is, in fact, utterly confounding: not straightforward, prosaic, or idle, but complex, contentious, and consequential.



"The most dangerous woman in America": Irish-born teacher, dressmaker, Memphian, business woman, survivor of the Great Chicago Fire, widower, organizer, champion of labor, iconoclast, and self-professed "great-grandmother of all agitators."


This volume celebrates the life and work of Paul F. Snowdon (Grote Professor Emeritus of Mind and Language, University College London). Snowdon has made lasting contributions to metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the history of 20th-century Anglo-American philosophy.



I swore off writing book reviews years ago, but a recent invitation from Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews has given me an excuse to read a collection of essays about personal identity that I'd like to read anyway. And there it sits: waiting to be read.


Time to update the animalism entry in the SEP ...



The topic of this paper is the ontological relationship between a human organism and its life. Stitching together recent work in philosophy of biology concerning biological individuals and the nature of life with recent work in metaphysics on the ontology of processes, I argue that, if animalism is true, human animals are plausibly and profitably understood not as having, but as being, lives.