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Personal Identity

Ship of Theseus

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09/05/2018 23:47:02 6361 Ship of Theseus
14/01/2017 20:18:14 2692 Ship of Theseus
18/12/2010 19:58:05 716 Ship of Theseus
26/11/2007 23:25:26 620 Ship of Theseus
12/08/2007 10:17:46 618 Ship of Theseus



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17/08/2018 21:59:02 Ship of Theseus Thought Experiments

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Artifacts Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Convention First-Person Perspective Fission
Lewis Logic of Identity Organisms Perdurantism Person
Scattered Objects Thought Experiments      

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Artifacts, 2 Coincidence Dion and Theon Olson - Immanent Causation and Life After Death, 2 Research - Proposal

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Aune (Bruce) Changing Things Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Temporal Reality Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Barnett (David) The Problem of Material Origins Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Blatti (Stephan) Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Chandler (Hugh S.) Theseus' Clothes-Pin Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes
Chisholm (Roderick) Identity Through Time Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Doyle (Robert O.) N/A Author Low Quality Abstract    
Gallois (Andre) Identity Strict and Loose Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Gallois (Andre) The Puzzle Cases Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Garrett (Brian) Noonan, 'Best Candidate' Theories and the Ship of Theseus Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Gasser (Georg) Personal Identity and Resurrection: Bibliography Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Hall (D. Geoffrey) Continuity and the Persistence of Objects: When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Heller (Mark) The best candidate approach to diachronic identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Can There Be Spatially Coincident Entities of the Same Kind? Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) What Kinds of Physical Substances are there? Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hughes (Christopher) An Incredible Coincidence? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Johansson (Ingvar) Identity Puzzles and Supervenient Identities Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Johnston (Mark) Is Heaven a Place We Can Get To? Paper High Quality Abstract    
Jubien (Michael) Contemporary Metaphysics Book Low Quality Abstract    
Liggins (David) Nihilism without Self-Contradiction Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Lockwood (Michael) When Does a Life Begin? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Lowe (E.J.) Identity Over Time and Change Of Composition Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Lowe (E.J.) On the Identity of Artifacts Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Lowenthal ( David) Material Preservation and Its Alternatives Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
McGrath (Matthew) Four-Dimensionalism and the Puzzles of Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Reply to Garrett Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) The Reduplication Problem Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Immanent Causation and Life After Death Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Nihilism Paper High Quality Abstract    
Over (D.E.) On a Temporal Slippery Slope Paradox Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Quine (W.V.) Identity: an Excerpt From Quiddities Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Rea (Michael) The Problem of Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Salmon (Nathan) Principles of Cross-World Identification Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Scaltsas (Theodore) The Ship of Theseus Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Sider (Ted) The Four-Dimensional Picture Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Simons (Peter) On Being the Same Ship(s) - or Electron(s): Reply to Hughes Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology Book Low Quality Abstract    
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology - Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Smart (Brian) Personal Identity in an Organized Parcel Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Smart (Brian) The Ship of Theseus, the Parthenon and Disassembled Objects Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Tipler (Frank) The Physics of Resurrection of the Dead to Eternal Life Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Artifacts Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Dion and Theon Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Ship of Theseus Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) When are Objects Parts? Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Wiggins (David) On Being in the Same Place at the Same Time Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Wilson (Jack) Beyond Horses and Oak Trees: A New Theory of Individuation for Living Entities Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Barnett (David) The Problem of Material Origins Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Noûs, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Sep., 2005), pp. 529-540 No
Burke (Michael) Cohabitation, Stuff and Intermittent Existence Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 89, No. 355, Jul., 1980, pp. 391-405 No
Carter (William) Artifacts of Theseus: Fact and Fission Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 61.3 (September 1983) Yes
Chandler (Hugh S.) Theseus' Clothes-Pin Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Mar., 1984), pp. 55-58 Yes
Dauer (Francis W.) How Not to Reidentify the Parthenon Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Dec., 1972), pp. 63-64 No
Davis (Lawrence H.) Smart on Conditions of Identity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jan., 1973), pp. 109-110 No
Doyle (Robert O.) The Ship of Theseus Paper - Cited Personal Website No
Ellis (Brian) Australasian Journal of Philosophy - 61.3 (September 1983) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 83%
Fine (Kit) A Counter-Example To Locke's Thesis Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Monist, Jul2000, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p357, 5p Yes
Gallois (Andre) Identity Strict and Loose Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 8 No
Gallois (Andre) Occasions of Identity : a Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Gallois (Andre) - Occasions of Identity : a Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness No
Gallois (Andre) Occasions of Identity : a Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Gallois (Andre) The Puzzle Cases Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 1 No
Garrett (Brian) A Further Reply to Noonan Paper - By Subtopic Analysis 47, 1987, pp. 204-207 No
Garrett (Brian) Noonan, 'Best Candidate' Theories and the Ship of Theseus Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 45, 1985, 212-215 No
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%
Goodman (Charles) Vaibhāṣika Metaphoricalism Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy East and West, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 377-393 No
Hall (D. Geoffrey) Continuity and the Persistence of Objects: When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Cognitive Psychology, Volume 37, Number 1, October 1998, pp. 28-59(32) No
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
Hershenov (David) Can There Be Spatially Coincident Entities of the Same Kind? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Mar. 2003, 33.1, pp. 1-22 No
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) Substance: Its Nature and Existence Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) - Substance: Its Nature and Existence No
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) What Kinds of Physical Substances are there? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Hoffman & Rosenkrantz - Substance: Its Nature and Existence, Chapter 5 No
Horvath ( Christopher D.) Some Questions about Identifying Individuals: Failed Intuitions about Organisms and Species Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophy of Science, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1997), pp. 654-668 No
Hughes (Christopher) An Incredible Coincidence? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 106, No. 424, Oct., 1997, pp. 769-772 No
Hughes (Christopher) Same-kind coincidence and the ship of Theseus Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 106, Number 421, January 1997, pp. 53-69(17) No
Johansson (Ingvar) Identity Puzzles and Supervenient Identities Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Metaphysica 7.1 (2006), pp. 7-34 No
Lockwood (Michael) Of Persons and Organisms: A Reply to Howsepian Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Feb., 1997), pp. 42-44 No
Lowe (E.J.) On the Identity of Artifacts Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy 80.4, April 1983, pp. 220-232 No
Lowe (E.J.) Reply to Noonan Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 47, No. 4 (Oct., 1987), pp. 201-203 No
Lowenthal ( David) Material Preservation and Its Alternatives Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Perspecta, Vol. 25 (1989), pp. 66-77 Yes
Marshall (Richard) Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 97%
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Yes
Morreau (Michael) It Simply Does Not Add Up: Trouble With Overall Similarity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 107, No. 9 (Sept. 2010), pp. 469-490 No
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) Reply to Lowe Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct., 1986), pp. 218-221 No
Noonan (Harold) Reply to Lowe on Ships and Structures Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Oct., 1988), pp. 221-223 No
Noonan (Harold) The Necessity of Origin Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, Vol. 92, No. 365 (Jan., 1983), pp. 1-20 No
Noonan (Harold) The Reduplication Problem Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Noonan - Personal Identity, 2003, Chapter 7 Yes
Noonan (Harold) Wiggins, Artifact Identity and 'Best Candidate' Theories Paper - Cited Analysis 45, 1985, 4-8 No
Olson (Eric) Immanent Causation and Life After Death Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Gasser (Georg) - Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death? 2010 Yes
Over (D.E.) On a Temporal Slippery Slope Paradox Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 1986), pp. 15-18 No
Quine (W.V.) Identity: an Excerpt From Quiddities Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen & Zimmerman - Metaphysics: The Big Questions Yes
Rea (Michael) The Problem of Material Constitution Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Review, October 1995; 104(4): 525-553 No
Salmon (Nathan) Principles of Cross-World Identification Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Salmon - Reference and Essence, 2005, Appendix 1 No
Salmon (Nathan) Reference and Essence Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Salmon (Nathan) - Reference and Essence 6%
Scaltsas (Theodore) Identity, Origin and Spatiotemporal Continuity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy, Vol. 56, No. 217 (Jul., 1981), pp. 395-402 No
Scaltsas (Theodore) The Ship of Theseus Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jun., 1980), pp. 152-157 No
Sider (Ted) Four-dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 18%
Sider (Ted) The Four-Dimensional Picture Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Sider - Four-dimensionalism, Chapter 1 Yes
Simons (Peter) On Being the Same Ship(s) - or Electron(s): Reply to Hughes Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 106, No. 424, Oct., 1997, pp. 761-767 No
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology - Introduction Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Simons - Parts: A Study in Ontology, 1987, Introduction Yes
Smart (Brian) How to Reidentify the Ship of Theseus Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 5 (Apr., 1972), pp. 145-148 No
Smart (Brian) Personal Identity in an Organized Parcel Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 24, No. 6 (Nov., 1973), pp. 420-423 No
Smart (Brian) The Ship of Theseus, the Parthenon and Disassembled Objects Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Oct., 1973), pp. 24-27 No
Smythe (Thomas W.) Chisholm on Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 27, No. 5 (May, 1975), pp. 351-360 No
Symons (John) The Individuality of Artifacts and Organisms Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2/3, The Concept of Organism: Historical, Philosophical, Scientific Perspectives (2010), pp. 233-246 No
Tanksley (Charley) The Mereological Constancy Of Masses Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 60, No. 239 (April 2010), pp. 343-354 No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Ship of Theseus Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) & Zimmerman (Dean) Metaphysics: The Big Questions Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 16%



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