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Problem of the Many

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Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Vagueness      

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Coincidence Constitution Dion and Theon Personite Thesis - Current Stance
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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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Bennett (Karen) Composition, Colocation, and Metaontology Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Blatti (Stephan) Material Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Carter (William) 'Partist' Resistance to the Many: Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Doyle (Robert O.) N/A Author Medium Quality Abstract    
Hawley (Katherine) Almost Identical, Almost Innocent Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Hershenov (David) The Thesis of Vague Objects and Unger's Problem of the Many Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Jones (Nicholas K.) Too Many Cats: The Problem of the Many and the Metaphysics of Vagueness Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Kingma (Elselijn) Were You Part of Your Mother? Paper High Quality Abstract    
Lowe (E.J.) Review of Peter Unger's - 'All the Power in the World' Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Lowe (E.J.) The Problems of the Many and the Vagueness of Constitution Paper Low Quality Abstract    
McKinnon (Neil) A New Problem of the Many Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
McKinnon (Neil) Supervaluations and the Problem of the Many Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Temporal Parts Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper High Quality Abstract    
Sanford (David H.) The Problem of the Many, Many Composition Questions, and Naive Mereology Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Sutton (Catherine S.) Almost One, Overlap and Function Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Coincidence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Constitution Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Dion and Theon Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Personite Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Problem of the Many Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Tibbles the Cat Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Vagueness Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Unger (Peter) The Mental Problems of the Many Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Unger (Peter) The Problem of the Many Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5  
Unger (Peter) Why We Really May Be Immaterial Souls Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Van Inwagen (Peter) Naive Mereology, Admissible Valuations, and Other Matters Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Weatherson (Brian) Many Many Problems Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Weatherson (Brian) Stages, Worms, Slices and Lumps Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Williams (J. Robbie G.) An Argument for the Many Paper Low Quality Abstract    



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Bennett (Karen) Composition, Colocation, and Metaontology Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Chalmers (David), Manley (David) & Wasserman (Ryan) - Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology 9%
Blatti (Stephan) Material Constitution Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Continuum Companion to Metaphysics, ed. Bob Barnard and Neil Manson (Continuum, 2012), 149-69 42%
Blatti (Stephan) Material Constitution Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Continuum Companion to Metaphysics, ed. Bob Barnard and Neil Manson (Continuum, 2012), 149-69 42%
Carter (William) 'Partist' Resistance to the Many: Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 68, No. 3, May 2004, pp. 713-723 Yes
Chalmers (David), Manley (David) & Wasserman (Ryan) Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 2%
Chihara (Charles S.) The Many Persons Problem Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 76, 45-49, 1994 No
Doyle (Robert O.) The Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Personal Website No
Hershenov (David) The Thesis of Vague Objects and Unger's Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Papers, 30:1, March 2001, 47-57 11%
Hudson (Hud) A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person 3%
Hudson (Hud) The Many Problematic Solutions To the Problem Of the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person, 2001, Chapter 1 5%
Jones (Nicholas K.) Too Many Cats: The Problem of the Many and the Metaphysics of Vagueness Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Ph.D. Dissertation, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2010 No
Kingma (Elselijn) Were You Part of Your Mother? Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Mind (In Press, 18 December 2019) 78%
Lewis (David) Many, But Almost One Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lewis - Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology 8%
Lewis (David) Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Lowe (E.J.) Review of Peter Unger's - 'All the Power in the World' Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 233 (Oct., 2008), pp. 745-747 Yes
Lowe (E.J.) The Paradox of the 1,001 Cats Paper - Cited 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 - Cited Low Quality Abstract Analysis 55.3, July 1995, pp. 179-182 No
Markosian (Ned) Brutal Composition Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 92:211-249, 1998 No
Marshall (Richard) Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 97%
Marshall (Richard) & Olson (Eric) Eric T. Olson: The Philosopher with No Hands Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers Yes
McKinnon (Neil) A New Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 80-97 13%
McKinnon (Neil) Supervaluations and the Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 52, No. 208 (Jul., 2002), pp. 320-339 No
Olson (Eric) What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology 57%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Temporal Parts Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 5 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 29%
Sanford (David H.) The Problem of the Many, Many Composition Questions, and Naive Mereology Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 219-228 33%
Schiffer (Stephen) Two Issues of Vagueness Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Monist, Vol. 81, No. 2, Vagueness (April 1998), pp. 193-214 No
Sutton (Catherine S.) Almost One, Overlap and Function Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis 75, no. 1 (2015): 45–52 33%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Problem of the Many Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Tye (Michael) Fuzzy Realism and the Problem of the Many Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies, Vol. 81, No. 2/3, (Mar., 1996), pp. 215-225 No
Unger (Peter) All the Power in the World Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Unger (Peter) - All the Power in the World No
Unger (Peter) The Mental Problems of the Many Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol.1 (2004): 195-222 12%
Unger (Peter) The Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies in Philosophy V, 1980, pp. 411-67 9%
Unger (Peter) Why We Really May Be Immaterial Souls Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Unger - All the Power in the World, 2006, Chapter 7 No
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings 40%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Naive Mereology, Admissible Valuations, and Other Matters Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 229-234 No
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) The Problem of the Many and the Vagueness of Composition Paper - By Subtopic Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 17 No
Weatherson (Brian) Epistemicism Parasites and Vague Names Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 81 (2003): 276-9 No
Weatherson (Brian) Many Many Problems Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 53: 481-501 No
Weatherson (Brian) Stages, Worms, Slices and Lumps Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Personal Website No
Weatherson (Brian) The Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2003-14 6%
Williams (J. Robbie G.) An Argument for the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 106 (2006), pp. 411-419 No



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