, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 45–51 | Cite as

An Old Argument Against Co-location

  • Patrick TonerEmail author
Original Paper


I defend an old argument against co-location—the view that human animals are distinct from, but co-located with human persons. The argument is drawn from St. Thomas Aquinas. In order to respond to the argument, co-locationists have to endorse at least one of a trio of claims, none of which is obviously correct. Further, two of the options do not seem to be the sort of positions that should be flowing out of the acceptance of a general metaphysical position. I conclude that co-locationism is more costly than generally thought.


Human Person Person Pronoun Human Animal Personal Animal Conceptual Ability 
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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wake Forest UniversityWinston SalemUSA

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