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Table of the Previous 4 Versions of this Note:

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14/01/2017 20:18:14 2459 Mereology
21/07/2015 16:37:55 2238 Mereology
26/11/2007 23:25:26 89 Mereology
12/08/2007 10:17:46 80 Mereology



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24/04/2018 00:12:58 Mereology Logic of Identity

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Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Brain Brain Criterion Coincidence
Constitution Constitution View Constitution View - Objections Dion and Theon Essentialism
Olson Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thinking Animal Argument Vague Identity What are We?

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Baker - The Coherence Of the Idea of Material Constitution Body Criterion Change Constitution, 2, 3 Constitution View
Constitution View - Objections Essentialism Fusion Nihilism Ontology
Physical Continuity Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It), 2 Thesis - Current Stance    

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Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Coherence Of the Idea of Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
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Finn (Suki) Bun or bump? Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Body Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
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References & Reading List

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Bennett (M.R.) & Hacker (P.M.S.) Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Bennett (M.R.) & Hacker (P.M.S.) - Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience 2%
Bennett (M.R.) & Hacker (P.M.S.) The Mereological Fallacy in Neuroscience Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Bennett & Hacker - Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, Chapter 3 No
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity 21%
Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) Talking about a Universalist World Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 130, No. 3 (Sep., 2006), pp. 499-534 3%
Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) The Physics of Extended Simples Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul., 2006), pp. 222-226 17%
Brennan (Andrew) Conditions of Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Brennan (Andrew) - Conditions of Identity 1%
Brennan (Andrew) Structure and Stuff Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Brennan - Conditions of Identity, 1988, Chapter 6 No
Brennan (Andrew) Structure and Survival Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Brennan - Conditions of Identity, 1988, Chapter 3 No
Brogaard (Berit) Species as individuals Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Biology and Philosophy, Volume 19, Number 2, March 2004, pp. 223-242(20) No
Carter (William) In Defense of Undetached Parts Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 64, 1983, 126-143 Yes
Cartwright (Richard) Scattered Objects Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Lehrer - Analysis and Metaphysics, 1975 Yes
Chisholm (Roderick) Mereological Essentialism Paper - Cited Chisholm - Person and Object, Appendix B No
Chisholm (Roderick) Mereological Essentialism: Further Considerations Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Review of Metaphysics 28, 1975, pp. 477–484 No
Chisholm (Roderick) Parts As Essential To Their Wholes Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Review of Metaphysics, vol. xxvi (1973), pp. 581–603 No
Chisholm (Roderick) Person and Object Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 2%
Davis (Lawrence H.) Smart on Conditions of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jan., 1973), pp. 109-110 No
Doyle (Robert O.) Composition (Parts and Wholes) Paper - Cited Personal Website 56%
Finn (Suki) Bun or bump? Paper - Referencing Low Quality Abstract Aeon, 27 July, 2017 Yes
French (Peter), Uehling (Theodore) & Wettstein (Howard) Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol XI) - Studies in Essentialism Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Gilmore (Cody) Location and Mereology Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2013-18 7%
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: C-F Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 34%
Hales (Steven D.), Ed. Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Hales (Steven D.), Ed. - Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings 6%
Hawley (Katherine) Mereology, Modality and Magic Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract St. Andrews' Website; Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88.1 (March 2010), 117-133 13%
Hershenov (David) Organisms, Artifacts, and Eliminativism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. (Resubmission Requested). 4%
Hershenov (David) Persons as Proper Parts of Organisms Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Theoria, 71:1, 2005, 29-37 17%
Hudson (Hud) A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
Hudson (Hud) Vagueness and Composition Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person, 2001, Chapter 3 No
Hughes (Christopher) Is a Thing Just the Sum of Its Parts Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 86 (1985 - 1986), pp. 213-233 17%
Jubien (Michael) A Theory of Names Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Jubien - Ontology, Modality, and the Fallacy of Reference, 1993, Chapter 4 No
Jubien (Michael) Contemporary Metaphysics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 37%
Jubien (Michael) Ontology, Modality, and the Fallacy of Reference Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Jubien (Michael) - Ontology, Modality, and the Fallacy of Reference No
Jubien (Michael) Things and Their Parts Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Jubien - Contemporary Metaphysics, 1997, Chapter 9 Yes
Leonard (Henry S.) & Goodman (Nelson) The Calculus of Individuals and its Uses Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophical Logic 5.2, June 1940, pp. 45-55 No
Lewis (David) Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Lewis (David) Parts of Classes Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lewis (David) - Parts of Classes No
Lewis (David) Rearrangement of Particles: Reply to Lowe Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Analysis 48, 1988, pp. 65-72 17%
Lowe (E.J.) Entity, Identity and Unity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 48, No. 2/3, Analytical Ontology (1998), pp. 191-208 No
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.) More Kinds of Being: A Further Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Lowe (E.J.) Parts and Wholes Paper - By Subtopic Lowe - Kinds of Being, 1989, Chapter 6 No
Lowe (E.J.) Parts and Wholes Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lowe (E.J.) - More Kinds of Being: Chapter 7 No
Madden (Rory) Thinking Parts Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part II, Chapter 9, pp. 180-207 18%
McDaniel (Kris) Composition as Identity Does Not Entail Universalism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 73, No. 1 (July 2010), pp. 97-100 17%
McKinnon (Neil) A New Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 80-97 13%
McKinnon (Neil) Supervaluations and the Problem of the Many Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 52, No. 208 (Jul., 2002), pp. 320-339 No
Meirav (Ariel) Wholes, Sums and Unities Book - By Subtopic Meirav (Ariel) - Wholes, Sums and Unities No
Meirav (Ariel) Wholes, Sums and Unities Paper - By Subtopic Meirav (Ariel) - Wholes, Sums and Unities No
Mellor (D.H.) Micro-composition Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Birkbeck Philosophy Society, 15 Jan 2008 8%
Merricks (Trenton) Composition as Identity, Mereological Essentialism, and Counterpart Theory Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 77: 192-195. June 1999. No
Miller (Kristie) Defending Substantivism About Disputes In The Metaphysics Of Composition Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy 111 (9-10), 2014:529-556 4%
Miller (Kristie) Sparse Parts Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Sorites 17, December 2006 No
Miller (Kristie) Stuff Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 2009), pp. 1-18 13%
Oderberg (David) Survivalism, Corruptionism, and Mereology Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (2012): 1-26 5%
O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. Philosophy - 79/309 (July 2004) Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Philosophy - 79/309 (July 2004) 24%
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 24%
Olson (Eric) Properties as parts of ordinary objects Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract To appear in J. Keller, ed., Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from van Inwagen, OUP 8%
Olson (Eric) Why I Have No Hands Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Theoria 61 (1995): 182-197 Yes
Parsons (Josh) Dion, Theon, and DAUP Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 85 (2004) Yes
Perrett (Roy W.) The Momentariness of Simples Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy - 79, Jul2004, Issue 309, p435-445, 11p, 1 diagram No
Plantinga (Alvin) On Mereological Essentialism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Review of Metaphysics 1975, pp. 468-476 No
Salmon (Nathan) Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophy Papers 1 Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Salmon (Nathan) - Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophy Papers 1 0%
Salmon (Nathan) Modal Paradox: Parts and Counterparts, Points and Counterpoints Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Salmon - Reference and Essence, 2005, Appendix 4 No
Salmon (Nathan) Reference and Essence Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Salmon (Nathan) - Reference and Essence 6%
Salmon (Nathan) Wholes, Parts, and Numbers Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Salmon (Nathan) - Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning, 2005 12%
Sanford (David H.) Distinctness and non-identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis 65, October 2005, pp. 269-274(6) No
Sanford (David H.) The Problem of the Many, Many Composition Questions, and Naive Mereology Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 219-228 33%
Scaltsas (Theodore) Is a Whole Identical to its Parts? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Mind, Vol. 99, No. 396, Oct., 1990, pp. 583-598 No
Scaltsas (Theodore) The Ship of Theseus Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jun., 1980), pp. 152-157 No
Simons (Peter) Essential Parts Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Simons - Parts: A Study in Ontology, 1987, Chapter 7 No
Simons (Peter) Introduction to Mereology Paper - By Subtopic Hales (Steven D.), Ed. - Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings No
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Simons (Peter) - Parts: A Study in Ontology 3%
Skow (Bradford) Haecceitism, Anti-Haecceitism and Possible Worlds Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 98-107 22%
Smart (Brian) How to Reidentify the Ship of Theseus Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 5 (Apr., 1972), pp. 145-148 No
Smart (Brian) The Ship of Theseus, the Parthenon and Disassembled Objects Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Oct., 1973), pp. 24-27 No
Sutton (Catherine S.) Colocated Objects, Tally-Ho: A Solution to the Grounding Problem Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Mind 121, no. 483 (July 2012): 703 –730 4%
Sutton (Catherine S.) Composition as Identity - A Resource Page Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Virginia Commonwealth University website 33%
Sutton (Catherine S.) The Supervenience Solution to the Too-Many-Thinkers Problem Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly 64, no. 257 (October 2014): 619 –639 11%
Tanksley (Charley) The Mereological Constancy Of Masses Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 60, No. 239 (April 2010), pp. 343-354 No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Constitution Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Mereology Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Cleve (James) Mereological Essentialism, Mereological Conjunctivism, and Identity Through Time Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol XI) - Studies in Essentialism No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Answers to the Special Composition Question According to Which Composition Occurs When Combinations of Various Types of Physical Bonding Occur Paper - By Subtopic Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 6 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Answers to the Special Composition Question According to Which Composition Occurs When Some Type of Physical Bonding Occurs Paper - By Subtopic Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 7 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Can Mereological Sums Change their Parts Paper - By Subtopic Journal of Philosophy 103: 614-630 7%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Composition As Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen - Ontology, Identity and Modality, Part II: Identity, Chapter 6 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings 40%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Naive Mereology, Admissible Valuations, and Other Matters Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 229-234 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Ontology, Identity and Modality: Essays in metaphysics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Doctrine of Arbitrary Undetached Parts Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen - Ontology, Identity and Modality, Part II: Identity, Chapter 5 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) When are Objects Parts? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 1, Metaphysics (1987), pp. 21-47 19%
Varzi (Achille) Mereological Commitments Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Dialectica 54:4 (2000), 283-305 No
Varzi (Achille) Mereology Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2003-9 2%
Varzi (Achille) Parts, Wholes, and Part-Whole Relations: The Prospects of Mereotopology Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Data and Knowledge Engineering, 20:3 (1996), 259-86 No
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Varzi (Achille) Undetached Parts and Disconnected Wholes Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Christer Svennerlind, Jan Almäng, and Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.), Johanssonian Investigations. Essays in Honour of Ingvar Johansson on His Seventieth Birthday, Frankfurt, Ontos Verlag, 2013, pp. 696–708. 17%
Wandinger (Nikolaus) Masses of Stuff and Identity Paper - By Subtopic Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 48, No. 2/3, Analytical Ontology (1998), pp. 303-307 No
Wiggins (David) Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity 9%
Wiggins (David) Mereological Essentialism and Chisholm on Parts, Wholes, and Primary Things Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity 22%
Wiggins (David) On Singling Out an Object Determinately Paper - By Subtopic Pettit & McDowell - Subject, Thought and Context, 1986 No
Wiggins (David) The De Re 'Must', Individuative Essentialism, and the Necessity of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity 10%
Zimmerman (Dean) Criteria of Identity and the 'Identity Mystics' Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 48, No. 2/3, Analytical Ontology (1998), pp. 281-301 No



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