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

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Johnston - Human Beings Logic of Identity Perdurantism Person Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: October)
Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)        

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Anscombe (G.E.M.) Objects and Identity: Foreward Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Anscombe (G.E.M.) Were You a Zygote? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
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
Bennett (Jonathan) Locke on Diachronic Identity-Judgements Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Borowski (E.J.) Diachronic Identity as Relative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Bourgeois (Warren) Contemporary Philosophers' Views on Persons: Wiggins and Williams Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Burke (Michael) Is My Head a Person? Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Butchvarov (Panayot) Being Qua Being: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Cain (James) The Doctrine of the Trinity and the Logic of Relative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Deutsch (Harry) Relative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Gallois (Andre) Identity Over Time Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Garrett (Brian) Animalism and Reductionism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Griffin (Nicholas) Absolute and Relative Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Griffin (Nicholas) On Some Examples of (R). Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Griffin (Nicholas) Relative Identity Book Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  
Griffin (Nicholas) Some General Arguments On (R)-Relative Identity Theory Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hawthorne (John) Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hudson (Hud) The Metaphysics of Hyperspace: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Look (Brandon C.) The Metaphysics of Material Beings: Constitution, Persistence, and Identity Paper High Quality Abstract    
Nelson (Jack) Relative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Objects and Identity: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Noonan (Harold) Relative Identity Paper High Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Review of 'Kinds of Being: A Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms' by E. J. Lowe Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Noonan (Harold) Vague Identity Yet Again Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Is Psychology Relevant To Personal Identity? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Alternatives Paper Low Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Parsons (Terence) Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Perry (John) Relative Identity and Relative Number Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Puccetti (Roland) Borowski on the Relative Identity of Persons Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Robinson (Denis) Can Amoebae Divide Without Multiplying? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics - Conclusion: Notes on Method Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   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 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes
Wasserman (Ryan) Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Weatherson (Brian) The Problem of the Many Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Wiggins (David) Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Wiggins (David) Sameness and Substance Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Wiggins (David) Sameness and Substance Renewed Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Wiggins (David) The Absoluteness of Sameness Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Wiggins (David) The Absoluteness of Sameness (S&S) Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Wilson (Jack) Beyond Horses and Oak Trees: A New Theory of Individuation for Living Entities 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
Anscombe (G.E.M.) Were You a Zygote? Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Anscombe (G.E.M) - Human Life, Action and Ethics Yes
Anscombe (G.E.M.), Geach (Mary), Gormally (Luke), Eds. Human Life, Action and Ethics Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Bibliographical details to be supplied 10%
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
Butchvarov (Panayot) Being Qua Being Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Butchvarov (Panayot) Being Qua Being: Introduction Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Butchvarov - Being Qua Being, 1979, Introduction Yes
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%
Hudson (Hud) The Metaphysics of Hyperspace Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 10%
Hudson (Hud) The Metaphysics of Hyperspace: Introduction Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - The Metaphysics of Hyperspace, Introduction Yes
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
Olson (Eric) Is Psychology Relevant To Personal Identity? Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 72, Number 2, June 1994, pp. 173-186(14). Yes
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 24%
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
Puccetti (Roland) Borowski on the Relative Identity of Persons Paper - Referencing Low Quality Abstract Mind, 87, No. 346, Apr., 1978, pp. 262-263 No
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics - Conclusion: Notes on Method Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Conclusion Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
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
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 40%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings: Preface Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Van Inwagen - Material Beings, Preface 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) Beyond Horses and Oak Trees: A New Theory of Individuation for Living Entities Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 1, pp. 1-21 Yes
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) Biological Individuality - The identity and Persistence of Living Entities Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) 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



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