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Personal Identity

Bodily Continuity

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Table of the Previous 8 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
12/03/2018 21:17:17 4835 Bodily Continuity
02/02/2018 19:01:55 4598 Bodily Continuity
27/06/2011 18:57:36 2824 Bodily Continuity
18/12/2010 19:58:05 1296 Bodily Continuity
18/08/2009 20:39:50 1286 Bodily Continuity
26/11/2007 23:25:26 447 Bodily Continuity
10/11/2007 13:17:46 445 Bodily Continuity
12/08/2007 10:17:46 438 Bodily Continuity



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24/04/2018 00:12:58 Bodily Continuity Physical Continuity

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Androids Animalism Animalism - Objections Animalists Animals
Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Biological View Body Body Criterion Connectedness vs Continuity
Constitution Constitution View Continuity Corpses Cyborgs
Metamorphosis Methuselah Organisms Parfit Persistence Criteria
Person Physical Continuity Psychological Continuity Psychological View Siliconisation
Sortals What are We?      

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Abbreviations Body Body Criterion Brain Transplants Persistence Criteria

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abbreviations Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Bodily Continuity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Body Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Body Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Transplants Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Persistence Criteria Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Atkins (Kim) Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body: A Response to Derek Parfit Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Volume 8, Number 3, 1 October 2000, pp. 329-349(21). No
Ayer (A.J.) Body and Mind Paper - By Subtopic Ayer - The Central Questions of Philosophy No
Ayer (A.J.) The Central Questions of Philosophy Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Ayer (A.J.) - The Central Questions of Philosophy No
Beck (Simon) Back To The Self And The Future Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract South African Journal of Philosophy, Aug98, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p211, 15p; Yes
Benson (Ophelia) This Isn't My Body Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract From "Think" Website / The Philosopher's Magazine, 2005. Yes
Bermudez (Jose Luis), Marcel (Anthony) & Eilan (Naomi), Eds. The Body and the Self Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Bermudez (Jose Luis), Marcel (Anthony) & Eilan (Naomi), Eds. - The Body and the Self 6%
Buckareff (Andrei A.) & Van Wagenen (Joel S.) Surviving Resurrection Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 67, No. 3 (June 2010), pp. 123-139 10%
Carter (William) Our Bodies, Our Selves Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 66 No. 3,1988, 308-319 Yes
Carter (William) 'Partist' Resistance to the Many: Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 68, No. 3, May 2004, pp. 713-723 Yes
Cassam (Quassim) Introspection and Bodily Self-Ascription Paper - By Subtopic Bermudez, Marcel & Eilan - The Body and the Self No
Chisholm (Roderick) Boundaries Paper - By Subtopic Chisholm - On Metaphysics, Chapter 8 No
Chisholm (Roderick) Self-Profile (G. Bodies & H. Persons) Paper - By Subtopic Bogdan, "Roderick M. Chisholm", Chapter 1 "Self-Profile" by R. Chisholm, Sections G & H No
Coburn (Robert) Bodily Continuity and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 20.5, 1960, pp.117-120 No
Cooper (D.E.) Memories, Bodies and Persons Paper - By Subtopic Philosophy - 49, 1974, 255-263 No
Daniels (Charles) Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract American Philosophical Quarterly, 6.3, 1969, pp. 226-232 No
Dennett (Daniel) Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Dennett (Daniel) - Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology 43%
Dennett (Daniel) Where Am I? Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Dennett - Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology, Chapter 17 Yes
Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) Great Myths of Aging Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging 24%
Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) Great Myths of Aging: The Body Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging, Chapter 1 Yes
Erlandson (Douglas) Body Transfer and Disembodiment Paper - By Subtopic Philosophical Studies 1980, 37: 13-19 No
Fricker (Miranda) & Hornsby (Jenifer), Eds. The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Fricker (Miranda) & Hornsby (Jenifer), Eds. - The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy 2%
Gale (Richard) A Note on Personal Identity and Bodily Continuity Paper - Cited Analysis 29, 1969, pp. 193-195 No
Gert (Bernard) Personal Identity and the Body Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Dialogue 10, 1971, 458-478 No
Glover (Jonathan) Am I My Body? Paper - By Subtopic Glover - I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity No
Glover (Jonathan) I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Glover (Jonathan) - I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity No
Harrison (Jonathan) The Embodiment of Mind or What Use Is Having a Body? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 74 (1973 - 1974), pp. 35-55 No
Hazelton (W. Dean) Strawson and Persons and their Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Philosophical Studies 1976, 30: 137-142 No
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) Souls and Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Hoffman & Rosenkrantz - Substance among other categories: Chapter 5, 1994 No
Hudson (Hud) A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person 3%
James (Susan) Feminism in Philosophy of Mind: The Question of Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Fricker & Hornsby - The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy Yes
Lakoff (George) & Johnson (Mark) Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought Book - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Lakoff (George) & Johnson (Mark) - Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought No
Long (Douglas) The Bodies of Persons Paper - By Subtopic Journal of Philosophy 71, No. 10 (May 30, 1974), 291-301 Yes
Loose (Jonathan) Constitution and the Falling Elevator Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophia Christi Vol. 14, No. 2 ©2012 Yes
Lowe (E.J.) Kinds of Being: Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Lowe (E.J.) - Kinds of Being: Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms No
Lowe (E.J.) Persons and Their Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Lowe - Kinds of Being, 1989, Chapter 7 No
MacBride (Fraser), Ed. Identity and Modality Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract MacBride (Fraser), Ed. - Identity and Modality 7%
Madell (Geoffrey) Materialism and the First Person Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract O'Hear - Minds and Persons No
Madell (Geoffrey) Personal Identity and the Mind-Body Problem Paper - By Subtopic Smythies & Beloff, The Case for dualism, Chapter 2 No
Mavrodes (George I.) The Life Everlasting and the Bodily Criterion of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Nous 11.1, March 1977, pp. 27-39 No
Michaud (Derek) Review of 'Personal Identity and Resurrection: How do we Survive our Death?' Edited by Georg Gasser Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract The Heythrop Journal Volume 54, Issue 2, March 2013 Pages 330–331 No
Noonan (Harold) Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Noonan (Harold) The Self and the Future Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Noonan - Personal Identity, 2003, Chapter 10 Yes
Odegard (Douglas) Personal and Bodily Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 1969, 69-71 Yes
O'Hear (Anthony) Minds and Persons Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) O'Hear (Anthony) - Minds and Persons No
O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. Philosophy - 82/319 (January 2007) Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Philosophy - 82/319 (January 2007) No
Olson (Eric) Is there a Bodily Criterion of Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract MacBride - Identity and Modality, 2006, Chapter 11 No
Penelhum (Terence) 'Bodily Transfer' Paper - By Subtopic Penelhum - Survival and Disembodied Existence, 1970, Chapter 7 No
Penelhum (Terence) Survival and Disembodied Existence Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Penelhum (Terence) - Survival and Disembodied Existence No
Perry (John) Identity, Personal Identity and the Self Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Perry (John) - Identity, Personal Identity and the Self 4%
Perry (John) Williams on The Self and the Future Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Perry - Identity, Personal Identity and the Self, 2002, Chapter 6 No
Plantinga (Alvin) Against Materialism Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract University of Notre Dame website; Faith and Philosophy, 23:1 (January 2006), 3-32. 4%
Pollock (John L.) How to Build a Person: A Prolegomenon Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Pollock (John L.) - How to Build a Person: A Prolegomenon 6%
Pollock (John L.) Persons and Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Pollock - How to Build a Person, Chapter 2 No
Robinson (Howard) A Dualist Account of Embodiment Paper - By Subtopic Smythies & Beloff, The Case for dualism, Chapter 3 No
Rorty (Amelie), Ed. The Identities of Persons Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Rorty (Amelie), Ed. - The Identities of Persons 33%
Shaffer (Jerome) Persons and Their Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Review 75, No. 1 (Jan., 1966), 59-77 Yes
Shoemaker (Sydney) Embodiment and Behavior Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Rorty (Amelie) - The Identities of Persons, 1976 Yes
Shoemaker (Sydney) Personal Identity: a Materialist Account Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Shoemaker & Swinburne - Personal Identity, 1984, pp. 67-132 33%
Shoemaker (Sydney) Reply to Swinburne Paper - By Subtopic Shoemaker & Swinburne - Personal Identity, 1984, pp. 139-152 No
Shoemaker (Sydney) & Swinburne (Richard) Personal Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Shoemaker (Sydney) & Swinburne (Richard) - Personal Identity 17%
Shorter (J.M.) More About Bodily Continuity and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Analysis 22, 1962, pp. 79-85 No
Smart (Brian) How can Persons be Ascribed M-Predicates? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 1977, 49-66 Yes
Smith (Joel) Review of How the Body Shapes the Mind By Shaun Gallagher Paper - By Subtopic O'Hear - Philosophy - 82/319 (January 2007) No
Smythe (Thomas W.) The Identity of Persons and Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Southern Journal of Philosophy, 1981, 85-94 No
Steinhart (Eric) The Revision Theory of Resurrection Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Mar., 2008), pp. 63-81 8%
Strickland (Lloyd) The doctrine of 'the resurrection of the same body' in early modern thought Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2 (june 2010), pp. 163-183 8%
Taylor (Richard) Metaphysics Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Taylor (Richard) - Metaphysics 7%
Taylor (Richard) Persons and Bodies Paper - By Subtopic American Philosophical Quarterly, 16(1), January 1979, 67-72 No
Taylor (Richard) Persons and Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Taylor (Richard) - Metaphysics, Chapter 2 No
Thomas (Janice L.) Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Thomas (Janice L.) - Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) The bodily criterion Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Thomas (Janice L.) - Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Bodily Continuity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Turner (Geoffrey) Varieties of Resurrection Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract New Blackfriars, Vol. 56, No. 661 (June 1975), pp. 272-276 No
Tye (Michael) In Defense of the Words 'Human Body' Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, 38:177-182 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) And Yet There Are Not Three Gods But One God Paper - By Subtopic Morris (Ed.) Philosophy and the Christian Faith No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings 40%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Philosophers and the Words 'Human Body' Paper - By Subtopic Peter van Inwagen, Ed, Time and Cause, 1980, 283-299 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Possibility of Resurrection Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract The International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Volume 9, 1978 33%
Vesey (Godfrey N.A.) Are Persons Identified Only By Reference to Their Bodies Paper - By Subtopic Vesey - Personal Identity: A Philosophical Analysis, Chapter 6 No
Vesey (Godfrey N.A.) Personal Identity: A Philosophical Analysis Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Vesey (Godfrey N.A.) - Personal Identity: A Philosophical Analysis 2%
Weiss (Gail) Body Images: Embodiment as Intercorporeality Book - By Subtopic Weiss (Gail) - Body Images: Embodiment as Intercorporeality No
Wiggins (David) Essentialism, Continuity, and Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Synthese, Vol. 28, No. 3/4, On Logical Semantics (Nov., 1974) (pp. 321-359) No
Wiggins (David) Reply to Mr. Chandler Paper - By Subtopic Analysis 29.5, 1969, pp.175-176 No
Williams (Bernard) Are Persons Bodies? Paper - By Subtopic Williams - Problems of the Self (1970) Yes
Williams (Bernard) Bodily Continuity and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Williams - Problems of the Self (Analysis XXI, 1960) Yes
Williams (Bernard) Problems of the Self Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Williams (Bernard) - Problems of the Self 55%
Williams (Bernard) Problems of the Self Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 55%
Williams (Bernard) The Self and the Future Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Williams - Problems of the Self Yes



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