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Personal Identity

Unity of the Person

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Animalism Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Baker - The Constitution View of Human Persons Baker - The Importance Of Being a Person
Blackburn - Has Kant Refuted Parfit? Cartesian Ego Commissurotomy Consciousness Constitution View
Counting Persons First-Person Perspective Fission Human Animals Human Beings
Locke Logic of Identity Multiple Personality Disorder Narrative Identity Note Links Explanation
Person Phase Sortals Plug Note Apologia Psychological Continuity - Forward Psychological View
Psychopathology Reduplication Objections Self Souls What are We?
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Baker - Persons and Bodies Baker - The Importance Of Being a Person Blackburn - Has Kant Refuted Parfit?, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Cartesian Ego Fission
Lowe - Locke on Identity Narrative Identity PID Note Usage, 2, 3 Psychological Criterion Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?), 2, 3
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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Achtar (Ahmad) Scriptural Reasoning at Heythrop: Abraham's Sacrifice of his son Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Allison (Henry) Locke's Theory of Personal Identity: A Re-Examination Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Anscombe (G.E.M.) Collected Philosophical Papers Volume 2: Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind - Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Ayers (Michael R.) Identity: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Ayers (Michael R.) Neo-Lockean and Anti-Lockean Theories of Personal Identity in Analytic Philosophy Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity: Preface Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Precis of 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View' Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Review of 'Unity of Consciousness' by Tim Bayne Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Constitution View of Human Persons Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Importance Of Being a Person Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Unity without Identity: A New Look at Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Bayne (Tim) Self-Consciousness And The Unity Of Consciousness Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Belzer (Marvin) Self-Conception and Personal Identity: Revisiting Parfit and Lewis with an Eye on the Grip of the Unity Reaction Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Blackburn (Simon) Has Kant Refuted Parfit? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
Blatti (Stephan) Review of 'The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self', by Raymond Martin and John Barresi Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Bourgeois (Warren) Modern Philosophers' Views on Persons: The Renaissance and the Early Moderns Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Brandon (Ed) Review of David Lund's 'Persons, Souls and Death' Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Braude (Stephen) First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind Book Low Quality Abstract    
Brentano (Franz) Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint Book Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Casati (Filippo) & Fujikawa (Naoya) Review of 'One' by Graham Priest Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
Cassam (Quassim) Kant and Reductionism Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Cassam (Quassim) The Unity Argument Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Cooper (John) Body, Soul and Life Everlasting: Preface to the Second Printing Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Yes
Corcoran (Kevin) Dualist Views of Human Persons Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Dainton (Barry) From Phenomenal Selves to Hyper-Selves Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Draper (John William) History of the Conflict between Religion and Science Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Flanagan (Owen) The Science of the Mind Paper High Quality Abstract    
Glover (Jonathan) I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Glover (Jonathan) The Philosophy of Mind: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Greenwood (John) Split-Brains and Singular Personhood Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Haldane (John) Naturalism and Mind Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Hartshorne (Charles) The Necessarily Existent Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Hershenov (David) Four-Dimensional Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hick (John) An Irenaean Theodicy Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Hirsch (Eli) A Sense of Unity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
Hirsch (Eli) Divided Minds Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hirsch (Eli) Minds and Bodies: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Hirsch (Eli) The Basic Idea of Persistence Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Hirsch (Eli) The Concept of Identity Book Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Hirsch (Eli) The Persistence of Objects: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
James (William), Marty (Martin E.) The Varieties of Religious Experience Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Kant (Immanuel) The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of God Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Kazez (Jean) Life Doesn't Begin at Conception Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Kingma (Elselijn) Were You Part of Your Mother? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Kolak (Daniel) I Am You: The Metaphysical Foundations for Global Ethics Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Kurzweil (Ray) & Kuhn (Robert Lawrence) Closer to Truth: Raymond Kurzweil - What is the Nature of Personal Identity? Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Lowe (E.J.) Locke: Identity Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Mackie (J.L.) Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Marks (Charles) Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind Book Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
McInerney (Peter K.) Person-Stages and Unity of Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Metzinger (Thomas) The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Murphy (Nancey) I Cerebrate Myself: Is there a little man inside your brain? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Nagel (Thomas) Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Nagel (Thomas) Mind and Body Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Noller (Jorg) A Transformative Account of Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noller (Jorg) Person Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold), Ed. Personal Identity (Readings) Book Low Quality Abstract    
Oaklander (L. Nathan) Parfit, Circularity, and the Unity of Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
O'Brien (Gerard) & Opie (Jon) The Disunity of Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Was Jekyll Hyde? Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Animals Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Bundles Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Contents + References Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Papineau (David) Introducing Consciousness Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Parfit (Derek) Why Our Identity is Not What Matters Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Parfit (Derek) Why Our Identity is Not What Matters (Excerpts) Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Perry (John) The Problem of Personal Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Peterson (Michael), Hasker (William), Reichenbach (Bruce) & Basinger (David) Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Petrus (Klaus), Ed. On Human Persons Book High Quality Abstract    
Radden (Jennifer) Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality Book Low Quality Abstract 2  
Reid (Mark D.) A Case in Which Two Persons Exist in One Animal Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Reuscher (John) Essays on the Metaphysical Foundations of Personal Identity: Preface/Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
Robinson (Howard) Dualism (Stanford) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Rovelli (Carlo) The Order of Time Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Rovelli (Carlo) The Order of Time Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Schechter (Elizabeth) Self-Consciousness and 'Split' Brains: The Minds’ I (TOC & Chapter 1: The Unity Puzzle) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
Schechtman (Marya) Experience, Agency, and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (Sydney) Personal Identity: a Materialist Account Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology - Concluding Remarks Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and Some Philosophical Problems Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and the Unity of Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and the Unity of Consciousness: Some Issues Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Snowdon (Paul) Multiple Personality Disorder Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Snowdon (Paul) Persons, Animals, Ourselves Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Snowdon (Paul) Persons, Animals, Ourselves: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) Descartes' arguments for dualism Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) Psychological continuity Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Cartesian Ego Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Fission Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Narrative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Psychological Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Tye (Michael) Consciousness and Persons - Introduction: Kinds of Unity and Kinds of Consciousness Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Tye (Michael) Consciousness and Persons: Unity and Identity Book Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Valberg (J.J.) My Future: The Puzzle of Division Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Wikipedia Hylomorphism Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Wiles (Maurice) God's Action in Christ Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Being in Two Minds Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality Paper Low Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Real People: Preface Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Identity and Sortals: Why Relative Identity Is Self-Contradictory Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Allison (Henry) Locke's Theory of Personal Identity: A Re-Examination Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Tipton - Locke on Human Understanding - Selected Essays No
Ayers (Michael R.) Identity: Introduction Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Ayers - Locke (Vol. 2 - Ontology), 1991, Introduction to Part III, pp. 205-206 Yes
Ayers (Michael R.) Locke (Vol 2 - Ontology) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 25%
Ayers (Michael R.) Neo-Lockean and Anti-Lockean Theories of Personal Identity in Analytic Philosophy Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Ayers - Locke (Vol. 2 - Ontology), 1991, Chapter 25, pp. 278-292 Yes
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 68%
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity: Preface Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Preface Yes
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 Constitution View of Human Persons Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Baker (Lynne) - Persons and Bodies, Chapter 4 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) The Importance Of Being a Person Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Baker (Lynne) - Persons and Bodies, Chapter 6 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Unity without Identity: A New Look at Material Constitution Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies In Philosophy, 1999, Vol. XXIII Issue 1, p144, 22p Yes
Blackburn (Simon) Has Kant Refuted Parfit? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Dancy - Reading Parfit, 1997, Chapter 9 67%
Blatti (Stephan) Review of 'The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self', by Raymond Martin and John Barresi Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Mind 117 (2008): 191–95 Yes
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds. Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 22%
Campbell (Joseph Keim), O'Rourke (Michael) & Silverstein (Harry S.) Time and Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Campbell (Joseph Keim), O'Rourke (Michael) & Silverstein (Harry S.) - Time and Identity 10%
Cassam (Quassim) Kant and Reductionism Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Review of Metaphysics 43 (Sept. 1989), pp. 72-106 Yes
Cooper (John) Body, Soul and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-dualism Debate Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 70%
Cooper (John) Body, Soul and Life Everlasting: Preface to the Second Printing Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Cooper (John) - Body, Soul and Life Everlasting, 1989, Preface Yes
Corcoran (Kevin) Dualist Views of Human Persons Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature, Chapter 1 Yes
Corcoran (Kevin) Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 13%
Dainton (Barry) From Phenomenal Selves to Hyper-Selves Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person Yes
Dancy (Jonathan), Ed. Reading Parfit Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 25%
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%
Glover (Jonathan) I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 8%
Glover (Jonathan) I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity: Introduction Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Glover - I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity Yes
Gorham (Geoffrey) Descartes on Persistence and Temporal Parts Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Campbell, O'Rourke & Silverstein - Time and Identity, II - Identity, Chapter 8 7%
Hirsch (Eli) A Sense of Unity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Hirsch - The Concept of Identity, 1982, Chapter 8 Yes
Hirsch (Eli) The Basic Idea of Persistence Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Hirsch - The Concept of Identity, 1982, Chapter 3 Yes
Hirsch (Eli) The Concept of Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
James (William), Marty (Martin E.) The Varieties of Religious Experience Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract James (William), Marty (Martin E.) - The Varieties of Religious Experience Yes
Kazez (Jean) Life Doesn't Begin at Conception Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Philosophers' Magazine, 3rd November 2017 Yes
O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. Mind, Self and Person Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 35%
Olson (Eric) What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 62%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Bundles Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 6 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 29%
Peacocke (Christopher), Ed. Objectivity, Simulation and the Unity of Consciousness Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Peacocke (Christopher), Ed. - Objectivity, Simulation and the Unity of Consciousness 3%
Reid (Mark D.) A Case in Which Two Persons Exist in One Animal Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part III, Chapter 12, pp. 253-265 42%
Rovelli (Carlo) The Order of Time Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Rovelli (Carlo) The Order of Time Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Rovelli (Carlo) - The Order of Time Yes
Tipton (I.C.) Locke on Human Understanding - Selected Essays Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Unity of the Person Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



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