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Existence Indeterminate Identity, 2 Logic of Identity Methuselah PID Note, Book & Paper Usage, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Current Stance Vagueness
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Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Akiba (Ken) Identity Is Simple Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Austin (David F.), Ed. Philosophical Analysis: A Defense by Example – For Edmund Gettier Book Low Quality Abstract    
Cowles (David) On Van Inwagen's Defense of Vague Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
French (Steven) & Krause (Décio) Quantum Objects are Vague Objects Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Garrett (Brian) Identity and Vagueness Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Garrett (Brian) Vagueness and Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Hawley (Katherine) Vagueness and Existence Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) Vague Existence Implies Vague Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  
Hossack (Keith) Five Lectures on the Logic and Metaphysics of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Hudson (Hud) The Metaphysics of Hyperspace: Introduction Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Lowe (E.J.) Identity Over Time and Change Of Composition Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Lowe (E.J.) Reply to Noonan on Vague Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Lowe (E.J.) Vague Identity and Quantum Indeterminacy Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Noonan (Harold) Identity: Introduction Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Noonan (Harold) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noonan (Harold) Vague Identity Yet Again Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Oderberg (David) Some Problems of Identity Over Time Considered Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Sider (Ted) In Favour of Four-Dimensionalism, Part 2: The Best Unified Theory of the Paradoxes of Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) 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 - Indeterminate Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Logic of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Methuselah Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Vagueness Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Williams (J. Robbie G.) Multiple Actualities and Ontically Vague Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Akiba (Ken) Identity Is Simple Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct., 2000), pp. 389-404 20%
Balashov (Yuri) On Vagueness, 4D and Diachronic Universalism Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (2005) No
Bottani (Andrea C.), Carrara (Massimiliano) & Giaretta (Pierdaniele), Eds. Individuals, Essence And Identity: Themes of Analytic Metaphysics Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Bottani (Andrea C.), Carrara (Massimiliano) & Giaretta (Pierdaniele), Eds. - Individuals, Essence And Identity: Themes of Analytic Metaphysics 1%
Broome (John) Indefiniteness in Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan., 1984), pp. 6-12 33%
Burgess (J.A.) Vague Identity: Evans Misrepresented Paper - By Subtopic Analysis 49, 1989, 112-119 No
Burgess (J.A.) Vague Objects and Indefinite Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, Vol. 59, No. 3 (Jul., 1955), pp. 263-287 No
Cartwright (Helen Morris) On Two Arguments for the Indeterminacy of Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Synthese 95, 1993, 241-273 4%
Chandler (Hugh S.) Indeterminate People Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis 45, 1985, 141-145 No
Copeland (B. Jack) Vague Identity and Fuzzy Logic Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy 94.10, Oct. 1997, pp. 514-534 No
Edgington (Dorothy) Williamson on Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law Paper - By Subtopic Bottani - Individuals, Essence and Identity, 2002 No
Eklund (Matti) Personal Identity, Concerns, And Indeterminacy Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Monist, Oct2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p489-511, 23p; No
Evans (Gareth) Can There Be Vague Objects? Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 1978), p. 208 Yes
Gallois (Andre) Indefinite Identities Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 9 No
Gallois (Andre) Occasions of Identity : a Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Gallois (Andre) - Occasions of Identity : a Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness No
Garrett (Brian) Identity and Vagueness Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Garrett - Personal Identity and Self-consciousness, 1998, Chapter 5 Yes
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Self-consciousness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Garrett (Brian) - Personal Identity and Self-consciousness Yes
Garrett (Brian) Vagueness and Identity Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jun., 1988), pp. 130-134 No
Hawley (Katherine) How Things Persist Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Hawley (Katherine) - How Things Persist 5%
Hawley (Katherine) Indeterminism and Indeterminacy Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis Vol. 58.2 (1998) pp. 101-106 33%
Hawley (Katherine) Vagueness Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Hawley - How Things Persist, Chapter 4 No
Hawley (Katherine) Vagueness and Existence Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CII (2001-2), pp. 125-140 8%
Heck (Richard) That There Might Be Vague Objects (So Far as Concerns Logic) Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract The Monist, Vol. 81, No. 2, Vagueness (April 1998), pp. 274-296 No
Heller (Mark) Against Metaphysical Vagueness Paper - By Subtopic Noûs, Vol. 30, Supplement: Philosophical Perspectives, 10, Metaphysics, 1996, pp. 177-185 No
Heller (Mark) Vagueness and the Standard Ontology Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nous, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1988 A.P.A. Central Division Meetings, Mar., 1988, pp. 109-131 No
Hershenov (David) The Thesis of Vague Objects and Unger's Problem of the Many Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Papers, 30:1, March 2001, 47-57 11%
Hershenov (David) Vague Existence Implies Vague Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Vague Objects and Vague Identity ed. Ken Akiba and Ali Abasnezhad, Springer. 2014 4%
Hossack (Keith) Vagueness and Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract MacBride - Identity and Modality, 2006, Chapter 10 Yes
Hull (Gerald) Bipolar Disorder: Horgan on Vagueness and Incoherence Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Synthese 143 (3):351-369 (2005) No
Jackman (Henry) Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 117: 79–94, 2004. No
Johnsen (Bruce) Is Vague Identity Coherent? Paper - By Subtopic Analysis 49, 1989, 103-112 No
Keefe (Rosanna) Contingent Identity and Vague Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis 55.3, 1995, 183-190 No
Keefe (Rosanna) & Smith (Peter) Vagueness: A Reader Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Keefe (Rosanna) & Smith (Peter) - Vagueness: A Reader 13%
Keefe (Rosanna) & Smith (Peter) Vagueness: A Reader Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 13%
Koslicki (Kathrin) The Crooked Path From Vagueness To Four-Dimensionalism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, Vol. 114, No. 1/2, Selected Papers from the 2002 Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference at Western Washington University (May, 2003), pp. 107-134 No
Lewis (David) Many, But Almost One Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Lewis - Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology 6%
Lewis (David) Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Lewis (David) - Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology 5%
Lewis (David) Vague Identity: Evans Misunderstood Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jun., 1988), pp. 128-130 No
Lowe (E.J.) The Paradox of the 1,001 Cats Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 27-30 No
Lowe (E.J.) The Problems of the Many and the Vagueness of Constitution Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis 55.3, July 1995, pp. 179-182 No
Lowe (E.J.) Vague Identity and Quantum Indeterminacy Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Apr., 1994), pp. 110-114 17%
Lowe (E.J.) Vague Identity and Quantum Indeterminacy: Further Reflections Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Oct., 1999), pp. 328-330 No
MacBride (Fraser), Ed. Identity and Modality Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract MacBride (Fraser), Ed. - Identity and Modality 5%
Markosian (Ned) Sorensen's Argument against Vague Objects Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, Vol. 97, No. 1 (Jan., 2000), pp. 1-9 11%
Miller (Kristie) Vagueness, Persistence and Indeterminate Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 64, No. 2 (Mar., 2006), pp. 223-230 11%
Monaghan (P.X.) Vague Objects and Existence Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Metaphysica 5.1 (2004), pp. 59-66 No
Noonan (Harold) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly 41.163, Apr. 1991, pp. 183-193 No
Noonan (Harold) Vague Identity Yet Again Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Jun., 1990), pp. 157-162 No
Noonan (Harold) Vague Objects Paper - By Subtopic Analysis, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 3-6 No
Over (D.E.) Vague Objects and Identity Paper - By Subtopic Analysis 49, 1989, 97-99 No
Parsons (Terence) Indeterminate Identity Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Parsons (Terence) - Indeterminate Identity 6%
Parsons (Terence) & Woodruff (Peter) Worldly Indeterminacy of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 95 (1995), pp. 171-191 No
Prinz (Jesse) Vagueness, Language and Ontology Paper - By Subtopic The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Website No
Sainsbury (Mark) Tolerating Vagueness Paper - By Subtopic Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 89 (1988 - 1989), pp. 33-48 No
Sainsbury (Mark) What Is a Vague Object? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis 49, 1989, 99-103 No
Sider (Ted) Against Vague Existence Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, May 2003; 114(1-2): 135-146 17%
Smith (Nicholas J.J.) A Plea For Things That Aren't Quite All There, or, Is There a Problem about Vague Composition and Vague Existence? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy 102 (8):381-421 (2005) No
Stalnaker (Robert) Vague Identity Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Stalnaker - Ways a World Might Be, Chapter 7 11%
Stalnaker (Robert) Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Stalnaker (Robert) - Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays 1%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Vague Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Tye (Michael) Vague Objects Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, Vol. 99, No. 396, Oct., 1990, pp. 535-557 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) How To Reason About Vague Objects Paper - By Subtopic Noûs, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1986 A. P. A. Central Division Meetings (Mar., 1986), pp. 72-73 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings 27%
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Problem of the Many and the Vagueness of Composition Paper - By Subtopic Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 17 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Vagueness of Existence Paper - By Subtopic Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 19 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Vagueness of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 18 No
Varzi (Achille) Vagueness, Indiscernibility, and Pragmatics: Comments on Burns Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 Supplement (1995), 49-62 No
Williams (J. Robbie G.) Multiple Actualities and Ontically Vague Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 134-154 11%
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Williamson (Timothy) - Vagueness 4%
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness in the World Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Williamson (Timothy) - Vagueness, Chapter 9 No
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Bottani - Individuals, Essence and Identity, 2002 15%
Woodruff (Peter) & Parsons (Terence) Indeterminancy of Identity of Objects and Sets Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 11, Mind, Causation, and World (1997), pp. 321-348 4%
Zimmerman (Dean) & Gendler (Tamar Szabo), Eds. Monist Special Issue: Personal Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Zimmerman (Dean) & Gendler (Tamar Szabo), Eds. - Monist Special Issue: Personal Identity 2%



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