<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Noonan (Harold) - Identity: Introduction (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3427.htm">Identity: Introduction</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/N/Author_Noonan (Harold).htm">Noonan (Harold)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Noonan - Identity</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3427.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Introduction</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>In recent years the topic of identity has been a focus of great debate in the philosophical community. Various interrelated problems have been at the centre of the discussion, but it is fair to say that recent work has concentrated particularly on the following areas: <ul type="disc"><li>(i) the notion of a criterion of identity; </li><li>(ii) the disagreement between advocates of perdurance and advocates of endurance as analyses of identity over time; </li><li>(iii) the idea of identity across possible worlds and the question of its relevance to the correct analysis of <em>de re</em> <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">modal</A><SUP>1</SUP> discourse; </li><li>(iv) the notion of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_63.htm">contingent identity</A><SUP>2</SUP>; and </li><li>(v) the notion of vague identity. </li></ul></li><li>The papers in this volume, chosen both for the significance of their contributions to the debates on these issues and for their clarity in presentation, have been drawn from journal articles published over the last 20 years. They indicate very clearly the progress of the debates up to the present day and constitute an indispensable starting point for further work in these respective areas.</li></ol></FONT><BR><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P3427_3">Sections</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P3427_3"></A></u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Introduction</li><li>Criteria of Identity<ul type="disc"><li>Chapter 26: <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3445.htm">Williamson (Timothy) - Criteria of Identity and the Axiom Of Choice</A>",</li><li>Chapter 27: <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3446.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - What Is a Criterion Of Identity?</A>",</li><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3439.htm">Robinson (Denis) - Matter, Motion and Humean Supervenience</A>",</li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3436.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Is There a Problem About Persistence?</A>",</li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3437.htm">Forbes (Graeme) - Is There a Problem About Persistence?</A>". </li></ul></li><li>Perdurance Versus Endurance<ul type="disc"><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3438.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Lewis on Perdurance Versus Endurance</A>",</li><li><a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1241.htm">Lewis (David) - Rearrangement of Particles: Reply to Lowe</A>",</li><li><a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3440.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Four-Dimensional Objects</A>",</li><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2005.htm">Thomson (Judith Jarvis) - Parthood and Identity Across Time</A>". </li></ul></li><li>Identity Across Possible Worlds</li><li><a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_63.htm">Contingent Identity</A><SUP>4</SUP><ul type="disc"><li>Chapter 3: <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_444.htm">Gibbard (Allan) - Contingent Identity</A>",</li><li>Chapter 8: <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3431.htm">Robinson (Denis) - Re-Identifying Matter</A>",</li><li>Chapter 1: <a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_112.htm">Lewis (David) - Counterparts of Persons and Their Bodies</A>",</li><li>Chapter 5: <a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3430.htm">Hughes (Christopher) - Is a Thing Just the Sum of Its Parts</A>". </li></ul></li><li>Vague Identity<ul type="disc"><li>Chapter 20: <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_443.htm">Evans (Gareth) - Can There Be Vague Objects?</A>",</li><li>Chapter 22: <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1707.htm">Lewis (David) - Vague Identity: Evans Misunderstood</A>". </li></ul> </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Photocopy filed in <a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5971.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 12 (N-O)</A>".<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P3427_3"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P3427_3"><B>Footnote 3</B></A></U>: The references are those specifically mentioned in the Introduction. <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-03T00:11" pubdate>03/08/2018 00:11:58</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>