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Personal Identity

Contingent Identity

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Footnote 1: Footnote 4: I’m not sure if this is the correct terminology.

Footnote 5: Or at least was brought to my attention as an undergraduate.


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26/11/2007 23:25:26 84 Contingent Identity
12/08/2007 10:17:46 80 Contingent Identity



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04/07/2015 17:41:17 Contingent Identity Logic of Identity

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Artifacts Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Constitution Leibniz
Logic of Identity Modality Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thought Experiments  

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Clones Coincidence Logic of Identity Statue and the Clay Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: April)
Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)        

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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Akiba (Ken) Identity Is Simple Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancy Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Papineau (David) The Importance of Philosophical Intuition Paper High Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Clones Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Contingent Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Logic of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Statue and the Clay Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) High Quality Abstract Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Very Idea of Constitution Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Baker (Lynne) - Persons and Bodies, Chapter 2 Yes
Bostock (David) Kripke on Identity and Necessity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 109, Oct., 1977, pp. 313-324 No
Carter (William) Contingent Identity and Rigid Designation Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 96, No. 382, Apr., 1987, pp. 250-255 No
Carter (William) On Contingent Identity and Temporal Worms Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 41: 213-230, 1982 No
Castaneda (Hector-Neri) Intensionality and Identity in Human Action and Philosophical Method Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nous, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May, 1979), pp. 235-260 No
Funkhouser (Eric) Metaphysics, Spring 2014 Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 64%
Funkhouser (Eric) Notes on Gibbard, “Contingent Identity” Paper - By Subtopic Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 No
Funkhouser (Eric) Notes on Kripke, “Identity and Necessity” Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 No
Gallois (Andre) Defending the Contingency of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 6 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) Rigid Designation and the Contingency of Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, Vol. 95, No. 377 (Jan., 1986), pp. 57-76 No
Gibbard (Allan) Contingent Identity Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Rea - Material Constitution - A Reader Yes
Hacking (Ian) On the Reality of Existence and Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Dec., 1978), pp. 613-632 No
Keefe (Rosanna) Contingent Identity and Vague Identity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 55.3, 1995, 183-190 No
Kripke (Saul) Identity and Necessity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Loux - Metaphysics - Contemporary Readings 15%
Loux (Michael), Ed. Metaphysics - Contemporary Readings Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Loux (Michael), Ed. - Metaphysics - Contemporary Readings 1%
Lowe (E.J.) A Survey of Metaphysics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Lowe (E.J.) Necessity and Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lowe - A Survey of Metaphysics, Chapter 5 No
Lowe (E.J.) On the Alleged Necessity of True Identity Statements Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 1982, 579-584 No
Noonan (Harold) Can One Thing Become Two? Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 13 No
Noonan (Harold) Can One Thing Become Two? Paper - By Subtopic Philosophical Studies, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Apr., 1978), pp. 203-227 No
Noonan (Harold) Counterpart Theory and the Necessity of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 11 No
Noonan (Harold) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly 41.163, Apr. 1991, pp. 183-193 No
Noonan (Harold) Objects and Identity: An Examination of Relative Identity and its Consequences Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Noonan (Harold) - Objects and Identity: An Examination of Relative Identity and its Consequences 9%
Rea (Michael), Ed. Material Constitution - A Reader Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) High Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 53%
Stalnaker (Robert) Counterparts and Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Stalnaker - Ways a World Might Be, Chapter 6 No
Stalnaker (Robert) Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Stalnaker (Robert) - Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays 1%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Contingent Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



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