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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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Table of the Previous 3 Versions of this Note:

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04/07/2015 17:41:17 2627 Contingent Identity
26/11/2007 23:25:26 84 Contingent Identity
12/08/2007 10:17:46 80 Contingent Identity



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19/08/2018 23:13:55 Contingent Identity Logic of Identity

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Artifacts Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Constitution Leibniz
Logic of Identity Modality Statue and the Clay 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: November)
Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)        

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Akiba (Ken) Identity Is Simple Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Precis of 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View' Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Very Idea of Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Carter (William) On Contingent Identity and Temporal Worms Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
Castaneda (Hector-Neri) Intensionality and Identity in Human Action and Philosophical Method Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Correia (Fabrice) Comments on Varzi Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Gallois (Andre) Langford and Ramachandran on Occasional Identities Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Gallois (Andre) Rigid Designation and the Contingency of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Gibbard (Allan) Contingent Identity Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Hawthorne (John) Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancy Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Keefe (Rosanna) Contingent Identity and Vague Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Kripke (Saul) Identity and Necessity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Lewis (David) Counterparts of Persons and Their Bodies Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Look (Brandon C.) The Metaphysics of Material Beings: Constitution, Persistence, and Identity Paper High Quality Abstract    
Miller (Kristie) The Metaphysical Equivalence of Non-Unitary Three- and Four-dimensionalism Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Noonan (Harold) Identity: Introduction Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Noonan (Harold) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold), Ed. Identity Book Low Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Papineau (David) The Importance of Philosophical Intuition Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Ramachandran (Murali) An Alternative Translation Scheme For Counterpart Theory Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Rea (Michael) The Problem of Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Robinson (Denis) Re-Identifying Matter Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Salmon (Nathan) Principles of Cross-World Identification Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Stalnaker (Robert) Counterparts and Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Thomas (Janice L.) Criticisms of materialism - is the physical enough? Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) The identity theory Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Paper Medium 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
Yablo (Stephen) Identity, Essence, and Indiscernibility Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Zimmerman (Dean) Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Akiba (Ken) Identity Is Simple Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct., 2000), pp. 389-404 20%
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Very Idea of Constitution Paper - Cited 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 - Cited Low Quality Abstract Nous, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May, 1979), pp. 235-260 No
Correia (Fabrice) Comments on Varzi Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Dialectica, 59.4, December 2005, pp. 499-502(4) 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
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%
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
Hawthorne (John) Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract M. J. Loux and D.W. Zimmerman, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics (OUP, 2003) 11%
Hershenov (David) Review of Nancy Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Religious Studies, 43:2, June 2007, 237-242 Yes
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 - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Loux - Metaphysics - Contemporary Readings 15%
Lewis (David) Counterparts of Persons and Their Bodies Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Lewis - Philosophical Papers Volume I, Part 1: Ontology, Chapter 4 Yes
Lewis (David) Philosophical Papers Volume I Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Loux (Michael), Ed. Metaphysics - Contemporary Readings Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 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
Miller (Kristie) Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition, and Time Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 4%
Miller (Kristie) The Metaphysical Equivalence of Non-Unitary Three- and Four-dimensionalism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Miller (Kristie) - Issues in Theoretical Diversity, Chapter 6 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) Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2004-9 10%
Noonan (Harold) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates Paper - Cited 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%
Ramachandran (Murali) An Alternative Translation Scheme For Counterpart Theory Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 49, 1989, 131-141 No
Rea (Michael), Ed. Material Constitution - A Reader Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) High Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 53%
Robinson (Denis) Re-Identifying Matter Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, Jul., 1982, pp. 317-341 No
Salmon (Nathan) Principles of Cross-World Identification Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Salmon - Reference and Essence, 2005, Appendix 1 No
Salmon (Nathan) Reference and Essence Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 6%
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 Yes
Stalnaker (Robert) Counterparts and Identity Paper - Cited 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 - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 1%
Thomas (Janice L.) Criticisms of materialism - is the physical enough? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Thomas (Janice L.) - Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Contingent Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Yablo (Stephen) Identity, Essence, and Indiscernibility Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy 84.6, June 1987, pp. 293-314 No
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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