(disagreement with premise 3.)

I disagree that since my experience would be generically identical with that of the animal, the animal's own experience has sufficient characteristics to be considered a personal experience as well.

A. It would be a personal experience in me because I have rationality and self-consciousness, but it would not be a personal experience in the animal, who is not a person.

Refutation -part time -animals rational -nonrational humans -can distinguish rational humans for certain reasons

B. Something more is needed than that kind of an experience for it to be called "personal," such as having a human body.


C. Animals cannot have personal experiences, the kind of thing that a person has, because the dictionary defines a person as a human being, or as a rational and self-conscious being.

-angels and ET -phlog. Refutation

return to the main argument.