Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages


Personal Identity

Relative Identity

(Text as at 05/07/2015 10:53:46)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Plug1 Note



In-Page Footnotes:

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

Footnote 5: See "Tobia (Kevin Patrick) - Personal Identity and the Phineas Gage Effect".

Footnote 9: Footnote 11: As this list includes several whole books, it might be a bit much, though this is an important topic.

Footnote 12: I doubt this paper is really about Relative Identity, but more about Brain Transplants.


Printable Versions:



Table of the Previous 2 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
26/11/2007 23:25:26 84 Relative Identity
12/08/2007 10:17:46 80 Relative Identity



Note last updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
05/07/2015 10:53:46 Relative Identity Logic of Identity

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Logic of Identity Personality Sortals Substance
Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thought Experiments      

To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.




Summary of Note Links to this Page

Johnston - Human Beings Logic of Identity Perdurantism Person Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: May)
Test Note - Auto-XRef, 2 Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)      

To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.




Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Anscombe (G.E.M.) Were You a Zygote? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Garrett (Brian) Animalism and Reductionism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Hudson (Hud) The Metaphysics of Hyperspace: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics - Conclusion: Notes on Method Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Logic of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Perdurantism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Person Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Relative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings: Preface Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Anscombe (G.E.M.) Objects and Identity: Foreward Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Noonan - Objects and Identity, Foreward No
Borowski (E.J.) Diachronic Identity as Relative Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 100, Jul., 1975, pp. 271-276 No
Braddon-Mitchell (David) & West (Caroline) Temporal Phase Pluralism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Jan2001, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p59, 25p No
Cain (James) The Doctrine of the Trinity and the Logic of Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Jun., 1989), pp. 141-152 8%
Chapman (Tobias) Identity and Reference Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, Vol. 82, No. 328, Oct., 1973, pp. 542-556 No
Deutsch (Harry) Relative Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2002-7 7%
Doyle (Robert O.) David Wiggins Paper - By Subtopic Personal Website 33%
Feldman (Fred) & Geach (Peter) Geach and Relative Identity [with Rejoinder and Reply] Paper - By Subtopic The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Mar., 1969), pp. 547-561 No
French (Peter) & Wettstein (Howard), Eds. Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol XXIII) - New Directions in Philosophy Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract French (Peter) & Wettstein (Howard), Eds. - Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol XXIII) - New Directions in Philosophy 9%
Geach (Peter) Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract 'Logic Matters', Chap. 7, pp. 238-247 No
Geach (Peter) Identity - A Reply Paper - By Subtopic Geach - Logic Matters 7.2, pp. 247-249 (Orig. Review of Metaphysics 22.3, 1969) No
Geach (Peter) Ontological Relativity and Relative Identity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Munitz - Logic and Ontology, 1973, pp. 287-302 No
Geach (Peter) Reference and Generality: Prefaces and Analytical TOC Paper - By Subtopic Reference and generality : an examination of some medieval and modern theories, 1980, Prefaces and Analytical TOC No
Griffin (Nicholas) (D)-Relative Identity Theory Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 6 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Absolute and Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 1 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Cartwright On Quantities Paper - By Subtopic Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Appendix 2 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Criteria Of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 4 No
Griffin (Nicholas) General Terms Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 2 No
Griffin (Nicholas) On Some Examples of (R). Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 10 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Relative Identity Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Griffin (Nicholas) - Relative Identity No
Griffin (Nicholas) Some General Arguments On (R)-Relative Identity Theory Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 8 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Sortals Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 3 No
Griffin (Nicholas) The Constitutive 'Is' Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 9 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Ultimate Sortals Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 5 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Wiggins On Sortals Paper - By Subtopic Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Appendix 1 No
Griffin (Nicholas) Wiggins's (D)-Relative Identity Theory Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Griffin - Relative Identity, 1977, Chapter 7 No
Hale (Bob) & Wright (Crispin), Eds. A Companion to the Philosophy of Language Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy, Volume 84, Issue 2 (Feb 1987), 59-83 Yes
Kripke (Saul) Naming and Necessity Book - Cited High Quality Abstract Kripke (Saul) - Naming and Necessity Yes
Lovibond (Sabina) & Williams (S.G.) Identity, Truth & Value: Essays for David Wiggins Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) High Quality Abstract Lovibond (Sabina) & Williams (S.G.) - Identity, Truth & Value: Essays for David Wiggins 11%
Lowe (E.J.) Noonan on Naming and Predicating Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jun., 1986), p. 159 No
Lowe (E.J.) Sortal terms and absolute identity Paper - By Subtopic Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 64.1, March 1986, pp. 64-71(8) No
MacIntosh (J.J.) Reincarnation and Relativized Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Jun., 1989), pp. 153-165 12%
Nelson (Jack) On the Alleged Incompleteness of Certain Identity Claims Paper - By Subtopic Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Sep., 1973), pp. 105-113 No
Nelson (Jack) Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nous, Vol. 4, No. 3, Sep., 1970, pp. 241-260 No
Noonan (Harold) Absolute and Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Lovibond & Williams - Identity, Truth & Value: Essays for David Wiggins No
Noonan (Harold) Absolute and Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 1 No
Noonan (Harold) Absolute and Relative Identity Concluded Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 12 No
Noonan (Harold) Absolute Identity and Criteria of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 7 No
Noonan (Harold) Absolute Identity and Criteria of Identity Concluded Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 9 No
Noonan (Harold) Diachronic Identity as Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 2 No
Noonan (Harold) Events, Continuants and Diachronic Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 10 No
Noonan (Harold) Objects and Identity: An Examination of Relative Identity and its Consequences Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Noonan (Harold) - Objects and Identity: An Examination of Relative Identity and its Consequences 9%
Noonan (Harold) Objects and Identity: Introduction Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Noonan - Objects and Identity, Introduction No
Noonan (Harold) On the Notion of a Criterion of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 6 No
Noonan (Harold) Quine on Synchronic Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 4 No
Noonan (Harold) Relative Identity Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Hale & Wright - A Companion to the Philosophy of Language 67%
Noonan (Harold) Relative Identity: A Reconsideration Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 1986), pp. 6-10 No
Noonan (Harold) Restricted and Unrestricted Quantification Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 8 No
Noonan (Harold) Synchronic Identity as Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Noonan - Objects and Identity, Chapter 3 No
Noonan (Harold) The Possibility of Reincarnation Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Religious Studies, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Dec., 1990), pp. 483-491 17%
Noonan (Harold) Wiggins on Identity Paper - By Subtopic Mind, New Series, Vol. 85, No. 340 (Oct., 1976), pp. 559-575 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) Personal Identity, Memory, and the Problem of Circularity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Perry - Identity, Personal Identity and the Self, 2002, Chapter 5 Yes
Perry (John) Relative Identity and Relative Number Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Perry - Identity, Personal Identity and the Self, 2002, Chapter 2 No
Puccetti (Roland) Borowski on the Relative Identity of Persons Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Mind, 87, No. 346, Apr., 1978, pp. 262-263 No
Sosa (Ernest) Existential Relativity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies In Philosophy, 1999, Vol. XXIII Issue 1, p132, 12p 38%
Tobia (Kevin Patrick) Personal Identity and the Phineas Gage Effect Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Volume 75, Issue 3, 1 July 2015, Pages 396–405 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Wiggins (David) Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Wiggins (David) - Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity 8%
Wiggins (David) Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity: Part 1.1: Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Wiggins - Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity, 1967, pp. 1-2 Yes
Wiggins (David) Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity: Part 1.2: Leibniz's Law and the Difficulties of Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Wiggins - Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity, 1967, pp. 2-5 No
Wiggins (David) Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity: Parts 1.3-8: Five Ways to be Wrong About Relative Identity Paper - By Subtopic Wiggins - Identity & Spatio-temporal Continuity, 1967, pp. 5-26 No
Wiggins (David) Reply to Noonan (Absolute and Relative Identity) Paper - By Subtopic Lovibond & Williams - Identity, Truth & Value: Essays for David Wiggins No
Wiggins (David) Reply to Williamson (The Necessity and Determinacy of Distinctness) Paper - By Subtopic Lovibond & Williams - Identity, Truth & Value: Essays for David Wiggins No
Wilson (Jack) Biological Individuality - The identity and Persistence of Living Entities Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Wilson (Jack) Identity and Sortals: Why Relative Identity Is Self-Contradictory Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Appendix, pp. 119-126 Yes



Text Colour Conventions

  1. Black: Printable Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2018
  2. Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2018




© Theo Todman, June 2007 - May 2018.Please address any comments on this page to theo@theotodman.com.File output:
Website Maintenance Dashboard
Return to Top of this PageReturn to Theo Todman's Philosophy PageReturn to Theo Todman's Home Page