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Personal Identity

Closest Continuer

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24/04/2018 11:16:48 6709 Closest Continuer
10/04/2017 23:38:24 5766 Closest Continuer
21/08/2009 21:44:38 2462 Closest Continuer
21/08/2009 21:40:19 2405 Closest Continuer
26/11/2007 23:25:26 1631 Closest Continuer
12/08/2007 10:17:46 1626 Closest Continuer



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08/06/2019 10:26:24 Closest Continuer Logic of Identity

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Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Brain State Transfer Change Convention Locke
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Johnston - Human Beings Olson - Immanent Causation and Life After Death Only 'X' and 'Y' Principle Replication Research - Proposal
Teletransportation Thesis - Current Stance Twinning    

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Baillie (James) Identity and Survival Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism, Dicephalus, and Borderline Cases Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Bourgeois (Warren) Contemporary Philosophers' Views on Persons: Nozick's Self-Makers Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Cerullo (Michael A.) Uploading and Branching Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Coburn (Robert) Personal Identity Revisited Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Garrett (Brian) Fission Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Garrett (Brian) Noonan, 'Best Candidate' Theories and the Ship of Theseus Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Extrinsicness Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Self-consciousness Book Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Gasser (Georg) Personal Identity and Resurrection: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
Hawley (Katherine) Fission, Fusion and Intrinsic Facts Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Heller (Mark) The best candidate approach to diachronic identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hudson (Hud) I am Not an Animal! Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Mellor (D.H.) Real Time II: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Noonan (Harold) Reply to Garrett Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Noonan (Harold) The Possibility of Reincarnation Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Nozick (Robert) Personal Identity Through Time Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Immanent Causation and Life After Death Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Is Psychology Relevant To Personal Identity? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Life After Death and the Devastation of the Grave Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) Psychology and Personal Identity Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Parfit (Derek) Nagel's Brain Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Parfit (Derek) The Closest Continuer Schema Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Yes
Robinson (John) Personal Identity and Survival Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Sheldrake (Rupert) A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation Book High Quality Abstract    
Sheldrake (Rupert) The Sense of Being Stared At: And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Immortality Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (Sydney) Persons and Personal Identity Paper High Quality Abstract    
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Closest Continuer Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Only 'X' and 'Y' Principle Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Replication Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Teletransportation Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Twinning Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Valberg (J.J.) My Future Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings: Preface Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
Zimmerman (Dean) Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Baillie (James) Identity and Survival Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Chapter 2 No
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 68%
Blatti (Stephan) Animalism, Dicephalus, and Borderline Cases Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Psychology 20 (2007): 595–608 Yes
Bourgeois (Warren) Contemporary Philosophers' Views on Persons: Nozick's Self-Makers Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Bourgeois - Persons: What Philosophers Say about You, 2003, Chapter 12 14%
Bourgeois (Warren) Persons: What Philosophers Say about You Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 22%
Cerullo (Michael A.) Uploading and Branching Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Minds & Machines (2015) 25:17–36 78%
Coburn (Robert) Personal Identity Revisited Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 15.3, Sept. 1985, pp. 379-404 No
Garrett (Brian) A Further Reply to Noonan Paper - Cited Analysis 47, 1987, pp. 204-207 No
Garrett (Brian) Fission Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Garrett - Personal Identity and Self-consciousness, 1998, Chapter 4 Yes
Garrett (Brian) Noonan, 'Best Candidate' Theories and the Ship of Theseus Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 45, 1985, 212-215 No
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Extrinsicness Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 59, pp. 177-194, 1990 No
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Self-consciousness Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Gasser (Georg) Personal Identity and Resurrection: Introduction Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Gasser (Georg) - Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death? 2010 Yes
Gasser (Georg), Ed. Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death? Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 95%
Hawley (Katherine) Fission, Fusion and Intrinsic Facts Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming, issue dated November 2005) Yes
Heller (Mark) The best candidate approach to diachronic identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Volume 65, Number 4, December 1987, pp. 434-451(18) No
MacIntosh (J.J.) Reincarnation, Closest Continuers, and The Three Card Trick: A Reply To Noonan And Daniels Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 28, pp. 235-251 20%
Noonan (Harold) Against the Closest Continuer Theory Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Noonan - Personal Identity, 2003, Chapter 12 Yes
Noonan (Harold) Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Noonan (Harold) Reply to Garrett Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 46, 1986, pp. 205-211 No
Noonan (Harold) The Closest Continuer Theory of Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Inquiry 28, pp. 195-229, 1985 No
Noonan (Harold) The Only X and Y Principle Paper - Cited Analysis 45, 1985, 79-83 No
Noonan (Harold) The Possibility of Reincarnation Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Dec., 1990), pp. 483-491 33%
Noonan (Harold) Wiggins, Artifact Identity and 'Best Candidate' Theories Paper - By Subtopic Analysis 45, 1985, 4-8 No
Nozick (Robert) Personal Identity Through Time Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Nozick - Philosophical Explanations - Metaphysics; The Identity of the Self; Chapter 1.I No
Nozick (Robert) Philosophical Explanations Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
Nozick (Robert) The Identity of the Self: Introduction Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Nozick - Philosophical Explanations - Metaphysics; Chapter 1 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 3, pp. 42-72 Yes
Parfit (Derek) Nagel's Brain Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Parfit - Reasons and Persons, Appendix D Yes
Parfit (Derek) Reasons and Persons Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Parfit (Derek) The Closest Continuer Schema Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Parfit - Reasons and Persons, Appendix E Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Closest Continuer Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Only 'X' and 'Y' Principle Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Valberg (J.J.) Dream, Death, and the Self Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 1%
Valberg (J.J.) My Future Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Valberg (J.J.) - Dream, Death, and the Self, 2007, Chapter 22 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 40%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings: Preface Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Van Inwagen - Material Beings, Preface Yes
Zimmerman (Dean) Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Gasser (Georg) - Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death? 2010 Yes



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