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Commissurotomy

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14/10/2017 23:22:34 4165 Commissurotomy
25/08/2009 15:04:19 2660 Commissurotomy
26/11/2007 23:25:26 628 Commissurotomy
12/08/2007 10:17:46 80 Commissurotomy



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17/08/2018 21:59:02 Commissurotomy Fission

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Animalism Animalism - Objections Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Dicephalus Fission
Thought Experiments        

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Aeon Papers - Summary Document Brain Brain Criterion Brain Transplants Cerebrum, 2
Clinical Observations, 2 Counting Persons Fission, 2 Olson - Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments)
Thesis - Outline        

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Baillie (James) Commissurotomy and the Unity of Mind Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Barilan (Y. Michael) One or Two: An Examination of the Recent Case of the Conjoined Twins from Malta Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Bennett (M.R.) & Hacker (P.M.S.) Methodological Reflections Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Benson (Ophelia) This Isn't My Body Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Berglund (Stefan) Problems of Reductive Personalism Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Braude (Stephen) Multiple Personality and the Structure of the Self Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Braude (Stephen) The Principle of Compositional Reversibility Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Cerullo (Michael A.) Uploading and Branching Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Davis (Lawrence H.) Cerebral Hemispheres Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Eccles (John) Global Lesions of the Human Cerebrum Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Eccles (John) The Self and Its Brain Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Greenwood (John) Split-Brains and Singular Personhood Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Liao (S. Matthew) The Organism View Defended Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes
Lowe (E.J.) On the Identity of Artifacts Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Marks (Charles) Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Radden (Jennifer) The Divided Minds of Mental Disorder Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Reid (Mark D.) A Case in Which Two Persons Exist in One Animal Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Robinson (Daniel) What Sort of Persons Are Hemispheres? Another Look at 'Split-Brain' Man Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Robinson (John) Personal Identity and Survival Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Immortality Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and the Unity of Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Sperry (Roger W.) Hemisphere Deconnection and the Unity in Conscious Awareness Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Sperry (Roger W.) Some Effects of Disconnecting the Cerebral Hemispheres Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Transplants Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Cerebrum Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Clinical Observations Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Commissurotomy Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Counting Persons Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Fission Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Being in Two Minds Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Consciousness and Commissurotomy Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Wilkes (Kathleen) Multiple Personality and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Wilkes (Kathleen) Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Aune (Bruce) Changing Things Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Aune (Bruce) - Metaphysics: The Elements, Chapter 5 4%
Aune (Bruce) Metaphysics: The Elements Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Aune (Bruce) - Metaphysics: The Elements 4%
Baars (Bernard), Banks (William) & Newman (James) Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Baars (Bernard), Banks (William) & Newman (James) - Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness 1%
Baillie (James) Commissurotomy and the Unity of Mind Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Chapter 7 No
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 66%
Benson (Ophelia) This Isn't My Body Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract From "Think" Website / The Philosopher's Magazine, 2005. Yes
Benson (Ophelia) This Isn't My Body Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract From "Think" Website / The Philosopher's Magazine, 2005. Yes
Blakemore (Colin) & Greenfield (Susan), Eds. Mindwaves: Thoughts on Intelligence, Identity and Consciousness Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity 21%
Bogen (James) Further discussion on split-brains and hemispheric capabilities Paper - By Subtopic British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 28, No. 3, Sep., 1977, pp. 281-286 No
Bogen (Joseph E.) Mental Numerosity: Is One Head Better Than Two? Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 100-101, 1981 No
Bradshaw (John L.) In Two Minds Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 101-102, 1981 No
Damasio (Antonio), Ed. The 'Scientific American' Book of the Brain: The Best Writing on Consciousness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Damasio (Antonio), Ed. - The 'Scientific American' Book of the Brain: The Best Writing on Consciousness No
Davis (Lawrence H.) Cerebral Hemispheres Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 87(2), August 1997: 207-222 No
Dewitt (Larry W.) Consciousness, Mind, and Self: The Implications of the Split-Brain Studies Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Mar., 1975), pp. 41-47 No
Eccles (John) Mental Dualism and Commissurotomy Paper - Cited Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 105, 1981 No
Gazzaniga (Michael S.) The Split Brain Revisited Paper - By Subtopic Damasio - The "Scientific American" Book of the Brain: The Best Writing on Consciousness No
Geschwind (Norman) The Perverseness of the Right Hemisphere Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 106-107, 1981 No
Gillett (Grant) Brain Bisection and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Mind, New Series, Vol. 95, No. 378 (Apr., 1986), pp. 224-229 No
Glover (Jonathan) I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Glover (Jonathan) Split Brains Paper - Cited Glover - I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity No
Greenwood (John) Split-Brains and Singular Personhood Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Southern Journal of Philosophy 31.3, 1993, 285-306 No
Gregory (Richard), Ed. Oxford Companion to the Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Gregory (Richard), Ed. - Oxford Companion to the Mind No
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: L-P Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 34%
Hershenov (David) & Taylor (Adam P.) Split Brains: No Headache for the Soul Theorist Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 2014 7%
Hirsch (Eli) Divided Minds Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Review 100, 1991 No
Iredale (Mathew) Your Two Brains Paper - Cited TPM Online - February 2009 No
Joynt (Robert J.) Are Two Heads Better Than One? Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 108-109, 1981 No
Kinsbourne (Marcel) Asymmetrical Function of the Brain Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Kinsbourne (Marcel) - Asymmetrical Function of the Brain No
Kolak (Daniel) & Martin (Raymond), Eds. Self and Identity: Contemporary Philosophical Issues Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Kolak (Daniel) & Martin (Raymond), Eds. - Self and Identity: Contemporary Philosophical Issues No
LeDoux (Joseph E.) & Gazzaniga (Michael S.) The Brain and the Split Brain: A Duel With Duality As a Model of Mind Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 109-111, 1981 No
Liao (S. Matthew) The Organism View Defended Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Monist, Vol. 89, No. 3, Coming into Being and Passing Away (July 2006), pp. 334-350 Yes
Liao (S. Matthew) The Organism View Defended Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract The Monist, Vol. 89, No. 3, Coming into Being and Passing Away (July 2006), pp. 334-350 Yes
MacKay (Donald) Divided Brains - Divided Minds Paper - Cited Blakemore & Greenfield - Mindwaves No
Marks (Charles) Can a Single Mind Ever Have a Disunified Consciousness Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 6 Yes
Marks (Charles) Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Marks (Charles) - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind Yes
Marks (Charles) Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind: Wittgensteinian Postscript Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 10 Yes
Marks (Charles) How Does Disunity of Consciousness Bear upon Unity of Mind? Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 8 Yes
Marks (Charles) How to Generate Philosophical Problems about Split-Brains Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 2 Yes
Marks (Charles) In What Sense Do Split-Brain Patients Lack Unity of Consciousness Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 4 Yes
Marks (Charles) Is the Consciousness of Split-Brain Patients Always Disunified? Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 5 Yes
Marks (Charles) Mental Duality: An Unmade Case Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 111-112, 1981 No
Marks (Charles) Preliminary Analysis and Some Strategy Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 3 Yes
Marks (Charles) Some Rough Truth Conditions for 'Split-Brain Patients Have One (Two) Mind(s)' Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 7 Yes
Marks (Charles) The Split-Brain Syndrome: An Example of the Philosophically Puzzling Behavior Resulting from Commissurotomy Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 1 Yes
Marks (Charles) Will an Adequate Psychology Favor a One-Mind Account of Split-Brain Patients? Paper - By Subtopic Marks - Commissurotomy, Consciousness and Unity of Mind, 1981, Chapter 9 Yes
Nagel (Thomas) Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Nagel (Thomas) - Mortal Questions Yes
Nagel (Thomas) Mortal Questions Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Nagel (Thomas) - Mortal Questions Yes
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 24%
Olson (Eric) Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online Paper - Referencing Oxford Bibliographies Online / Sheffield University website Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 3, pp. 42-72 Yes
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 3, pp. 42-72 Yes
Parkin (Alan) Explorations in Cognitive Neuropsychology Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Parkin (Alan) - Explorations in Cognitive Neuropsychology Yes
Parkin (Alan) The Split Brain Paper - By Subtopic Parkin - Explorations in Cognitive Neuropsychology, 1996, Chapter 6 Yes
Pinto (Yair) When you split the brain, do you split the person? Paper - Cited Aeon, 26 September, 2017 Yes
Puccetti (Roland) Brain Bisection and Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 24:339-355 (1973) No
Puccetti (Roland) Mind with a Double Brain Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 44, No. 4, Dec., 1993, pp. 675-691 No
Puccetti (Roland) The Case For Mental Duality: Author's Responses + References Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 116-123, 1981 No
Puccetti (Roland) The Case For Mental Duality: Evidence From Split-Brain Data and Other Considerations Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 93-99, 1981 No
Puccetti (Roland) The Mute Self: A Reaction to Dewitt's Alternative Account of the Split-Brain Data Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, Mar., 1976, pp. 65-73 No
Puccetti (Roland) Two Brains, Two Minds? Wigan's Theory of Mental Duality Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Kolak & Martin - Self and Identity: Contemporary Philosophical Issues No
Reid (Mark D.) A Case in Which Two Persons Exist in One Animal Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part III, Chapter 12, pp. 253-265 42%
Rigterink (Roger J.) Puccetti and Brain Bisection: An Attempt at Mental Division Paper - By Subtopic Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 10:429-452 (1980) No
Robinson (Daniel) What Sort of Persons Are Hemispheres? Another Look at 'Split-Brain' Man Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, Mar., 1976, pp. 73-78 No
Schechter (Elizabeth) Self-Consciousness and 'Split' Brains: The Minds’ I (TOC & Chapter 1: The Unity Puzzle) Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Academia.edu, downloaded 27/07/18 62%
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Immortality Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 1 Yes
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and the Unity of Consciousness Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves - Chapter 8 7%
Snowdon (Paul) Animalism and the Unity of Consciousness: Some Issues Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part III, Chapter 13, pp. 266-282 33%
Snowdon (Paul) Persons, Animals, Ourselves Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves 21%
Sperry (Roger W.) Hemisphere Deconnection and the Unity in Conscious Awareness Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Baars, Banks & Newman - Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness 11%
Thornton (Mark) Double Brain, Double Person? Paper - By Subtopic British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 45, No. 2, Jun., 1994, pp. 761-763 No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Commissurotomy Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Trevarthen (Colwyn) Split Brain and the Mind Paper - By Subtopic Gregory - Oxford Companion to the Mind, pp. 740-6 No
Tye (Michael) Can Anyone Else Feel My Pains? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Tye - Ten Problems of Consciousness, 1995, Chapter 3 Yes
Tye (Michael) Consciousness and Persons: Unity and Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 7%
Tye (Michael) Split Brains Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Tye - Consciousness and Persons, 2003, Chapter 5 No
Tye (Michael) Ten Problems of Consciousness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Tye (Michael) - Ten Problems of Consciousness Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 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
Van Inwagen (Peter) Two Problems About Personal Identity: Memory and Commissurotomy Paper - Cited Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 16 Yes
Von Eckardt (Barbara) Puccetti's Mental-Duality Thesis: A Case Of Bad Arguments Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 113-114, 1981 No
Weinstein (Edwin A.) Extinction and Hemi-Inattention: Their Relation to Commissurotomy Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 114-115, 1981 No
Wilkes (Kathleen) Being in Two Minds Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Wilkes - Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments, Chapter 5 Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Consciousness and Commissurotomy Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy - 53, 1978, 185-97 No
Wilkes (Kathleen) Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Unfused Homunculi Paper - By Subtopic Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 115-116, 1981 No



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