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Personal Identity

Nihilism

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14/01/2017 20:18:14 2340 Nihilism
18/12/2010 19:58:05 296 Nihilism
26/11/2007 23:25:26 284 Nihilism
12/08/2007 10:17:46 80 Nihilism



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17/08/2018 21:59:02 Nihilism Person

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Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Mereology Sorites Thinking Animal Argument  

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Artifacts Existence Johnston - Human Beings Ontology Perdurantism
Sorites Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Current Stance    

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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Baker (Lynne Rudder) Review of 'What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology' by Eric T. Olson Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Yes
Catterson (Troy) Introduction to Synthese Special Issue on Personal Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Dennett (Daniel) Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Goodman (Charles) Vaibhāṣika Metaphoricalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Kreplin (Ute) Meditation under the microscope Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Kurtz (Roxanne) Introduction to Persistence: What’s the Problem? Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Liggins (David) Nihilism without Self-Contradiction Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Miller (Kristie) 'Personal identity' minus the persons Paper Low Quality Abstract    
O'Leary-Hawthorne (John) & Cortens (Andrew) Towards Ontological Nihilism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Is Psychology Relevant To Personal Identity? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Contents + References Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Nihilism Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38  
Parfit (Derek) On What Matters: Volume Two - Part 6: Normativity Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Rodriguez-Pereyra (Gonzalo) Modal Realism and Metaphysical Nihilism Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Sider (Ted) Against Parthood Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Sider (Ted) Monism and Statespace Structure Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Sides (Carl Brock) Mereological Nihilism and the Limits of Paraphrase Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Sosa (Ernest) Existential Relativity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Artifacts Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What Are We?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Existence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Nihilism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Ontology Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Perdurantism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Sorites Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Unger (Peter) Skepticism and Nihilism Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Weatherson (Brian) The Problem of the Many Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Williamson (Timothy) Nihilism Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness Book Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness: Preface + Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Review of 'What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology' by Eric T. Olson Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Mind, 117:1120-1122, 2008 Yes
Foster (John) Nihilism and Analytical Behaviorism Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Foster (John) - The Immaterial Self: Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind, 1991, Chapter 2 No
Foster (John) The Immaterial Self: Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Foster (John) - The Immaterial Self: Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind 0%
French (Peter) & Wettstein (Howard), Eds. Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol XXIII) - New Directions in Philosophy Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 9%
French (Peter), Uehling (Theodore) & Wettstein (Howard) Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol IV, 1979) - Metaphysics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 1%
Goodman (Charles) Vaibhāṣika Metaphoricalism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy East and West, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 377-393 8%
Haslanger (Sally) & Kurtz (Roxanne), Eds. Persistence : Contemporary Readings Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 45%
Kurtz (Roxanne) Introduction to Persistence: What’s the Problem? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Haslanger (Sally) & Kurtz (Roxanne) - Persistence : Contemporary Readings Yes
Liggins (David) Nihilism without Self-Contradiction Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy 83 supplement 62 (2008), 177-196 (special issue on Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics) 11%
MacDonald (Graham) Perception & Identity - Essays Presented to A J Ayer with His Replies Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 2%
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
Merricks (Trenton) Considerations in Favour of Eliminating Us? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Merricks - Objects and Persons, 2001, Chapter 5 8%
Merricks (Trenton) Considerations in Favour of Eliminativism Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Merricks - Objects and Persons, 2001, Chapter 2 7%
Merricks (Trenton) Epiphenomenalism and Eliminativism Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Merricks - Objects and Persons, 2001, Chapter 3 12%
Merricks (Trenton) Objects and Persons Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons 10%
Merricks (Trenton) Surviving Eliminativism Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Merricks - Objects and Persons, 2001, Chapter 4 6%
Metzinger (Thomas) Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Metzinger (Thomas) - Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity 1%
Metzinger (Thomas) The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Metzinger (Thomas) - The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self 2%
Miller (Kristie) 'Personal identity' minus the persons Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 166, Supplement 1 (December 2013), pp. S91-S109 6%
Morton (Adam) Why There Is No Concept of a Person Paper - Cited   67%
O'Leary-Hawthorne (John) & Cortens (Andrew) Towards Ontological Nihilism Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, Vol. 79, No. 2 (Aug., 1995), pp. 143-165 10%
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 18%
Olson (Eric) What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 57%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Nihilism Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 8 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 21%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 9 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 43%
Olson (Eric) Why I Have No Hands Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Theoria 61 (1995): 182-197 Yes
Rodriguez-Pereyra (Gonzalo) Modal Realism and Metaphysical Nihilism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Mind, New Series, Vol. 113, No. 452 (Oct., 2004), pp. 683-704 No
Sider (Ted) Against Parthood Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Forthcoming in Karen Bennett and DeanW. Zimmerman, eds., Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, volume 8 (Oxford: OUP, 2013) 7%
Sides (Carl Brock) Mereological Nihilism and the Limits of Paraphrase Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Website No
Sosa (Ernest) Existential Relativity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies In Philosophy, 1999, Vol. XXIII Issue 1, p132, 12p 38%
Stone (Jim) Parfit and the Buddha: Why There Are No People Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 48 (1988) pp. 519-532 No
Thomasson (Amie L.) Metaphysical Arguments against Ordinary Objects Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 56, No. 224 (Jul., 2006), pp. 340-359 6%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Nihilism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Unger (Peter) I Do Not Exist Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract MacDonald - Perception & Identity - Essays Presented to A J Ayer with His Replies, 1979 Yes
Unger (Peter) Skepticism and Nihilism Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Nous, Vol. 14, No. 4, Special Issue on Epistemology, Nov., 1980, pp. 517-545 No
Unger (Peter) The Mental Problems of the Many Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol.1 (2004): 195-222 12%
Unger (Peter) The Problem of the Many Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies in Philosophy V, 1980, pp. 411-67 9%
Unger (Peter) There are no Ordinary Things Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Synthese 71, 1979, pp. 117-154 No
Unger (Peter) Why There Are No People Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol IV) - Metaphysics 8%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Extreme Answers to the Special Composition Question: Nihilism and Universalism Paper - Cited Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 8 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings 40%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53, No. 3, Sep., 1993, pp. 683-686 Yes
Weatherson (Brian) The Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2003-14 6%
Williamson (Timothy) Nihilism Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Williamson (Timothy) - Vagueness, Chapter 6 No
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Zuboff (Arnold) Moment Universals and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 52, 1978, 141-55 No



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