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Personal Identity

Brain Transplants

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03/02/2018 18:44:38 4447 Brain Transplants
18/08/2009 20:39:50 2577 Brain Transplants
26/11/2007 23:25:26 829 Brain Transplant



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16/03/2018 18:27:22 Brain Transplants Thought Experiments

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Animalism Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Bodily Continuity Body Brain
Brain State Transfer Brains in Vats Cerebrum Commissurotomy Psychological Continuity
Thought Experiments Transplants Uploading What are We?  

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Abbreviations Aeon Papers - Summary Document Animalism - Objections Brain, 2 Brain Criterion
Brain State Transfer Causality Cerebrum Chimera Counting Persons
Death Fission Fusion Human Beings Johnston - Human Beings, 2
Reduplication Objections Snowdon - The Self and Personal Identity Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Thesis - Current Stance Transplants

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Allen (Becky) Humans. Dolphins. Crows. Chimps. Bonobos. Robots. Welcome to the Space of Possible Minds Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Claxton (Guy) Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than it Thinks Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Dennett (Daniel) Where Am I? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Liao (S. Matthew) The Organism View Defended Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Psychology and Personal Identity Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Perry (John) A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Snowdon (Paul) The Self and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abbreviations Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Animalism - Objections Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain State Transfer Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Transplants Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Causality Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Cerebrum Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chimera Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Counting Persons Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Fission Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Fusion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Reduplication Objections Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Transplants Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Allen (Becky) Humans. Dolphins. Crows. Chimps. Bonobos. Robots. Welcome to the Space of Possible Minds Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract CAM (Cambridge Alumni Magazine) Issue 79 - Michaelmas 2016 Yes
Allen (Becky) Humans. Dolphins. Crows. Chimps. Bonobos. Robots. Welcome to the Space of Possible Minds Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract CAM (Cambridge Alumni Magazine) Issue 79 - Michaelmas 2016 Yes
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 66%
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity: In Conclusion Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Conclusion Yes
Baker (Deane-Peter) Taylor and Parfit on Personal Identity: a Response to Lotter Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract South African Journal of Philosophy, Aug99, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p331, 16p Yes
Bambrough (Renford), Ed. Philosophy - 67/262 (October 1992) Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Bambrough (Renford), Ed. - Philosophy - 67/262 (October 1992) No
Blatti (Stephan) & Snowdon (Paul), Eds Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 21%
Borowski (E.J.) Identity and Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 1976, 481-502 No
Canavero (Sergio) HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project outline for the first human head transplantation with spinal linkage (GEMINI) Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Surgical Neurology International, June 13, 2013 17%
Canavero (Sergio) The “Gemini” spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Surgical Neurology International, February 3, 2015 No
Cockburn (David), Ed. Human Beings Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 11%
Graham (Gordon) Review of David Cockburn's 'Human Beings' Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Philosophy - 67/262 (October 1992) No
Guardian Newspaper First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Guardian Newspaper (Ian Sample), 25/02/15 No
Guardian Newspaper I'll do the first human head transplant Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Guardian Newspaper (Tom Lamont), 03/10/15 17%
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: L-P Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 31%
Harrison (Jonathan) A Philosopher's Nightmare or the Ghost Not Laid Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 67 (1966 - 1967), pp. 179-188 No
Harrison (Jonathan) How Ludwig Became a Homunculus Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy, Vol. 71, No. 277 (Jul., 1996), pp. 439-444 No
Hershenov (David) Countering the Appeal of the Psychological Approach to Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy - 79, Jul2004, Issue 309, p447-474, 28p; Yes
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy, Volume 84, Issue 2 (Feb 1987), 59-83 Yes
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Journal of Philosophy, Volume 84, Issue 2 (Feb 1987), 59-83 Yes
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
Madden (Rory) Externalism and Brain Transplants Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol 6, eds. K. Bennett and D. Zimmerman, OUP 2011 4%
Martin (Alan P.) Human head transplant: Controversial procedure successfully carried out on corpse Paper - Cited alphr; 17th November 2017 Yes
New Scientist First human head transplant could happen in two years Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract New Scientist (Helen Thomson), 25/02/15 No
Northoff (G.) Do Brain Tissue Transplants Alter Personal Identity? Inadequacies of Some 'Standard' Arguments Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Jun., 1996) (pp. 174-180) No
O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. Philosophy - 71/277 (July 1996) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied No
O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. Philosophy - 79/309 (July 2004) Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 24%
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract J. Fonseca and J. Gonçalves, eds., Philosophical Perspectives on the Self, Peter Lang 2015: 21-40 Yes
Olson (Eric) Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 13 (Olson) 24%
Olson (Eric) Psychology and Personal Identity Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 1, pp. 7-21 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) The Remnant-Person Problem Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part II, Chapter 7, pp. 145-161 50%
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
Puccetti (Roland) Brain Transplants and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis 29.3, 1969, pp. 65-77 No
Puccetti (Roland) Mr. Brennan on Person's Brains Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Analysis 31.1, 1970, pp. 30-32 No
Puccetti (Roland) Remembering the Past of Another Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2 (4), June 1973: 523-532. No
Rorty (Amelie), Ed. The Identities of Persons Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 33%
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 Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Self-Regarding Ethics - Alternative Approaches Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 3 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 Yes
Smart (Brian) Personal Identity in an Organized Parcel Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies: Vol. 24, No. 6 (Nov., 1973), pp. 420-423 No
Snowdon (Paul) Brain Transplants, Animals, and Us Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves - Chapter 10 13%
Snowdon (Paul) Personal Identity and Brain Transplants Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Cockburn - Human Beings, 1991 Yes
Snowdon (Paul) Persons, Animals, Ourselves Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 21%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Transplants Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chimera Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Death Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Brain Transplants Paper - Cited Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 15 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Material Beings Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 40%
Wiggins (David) Locke, Butler and the Stream of Consciousness: And Men as Natural Kind Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy, Vol. 51, No. 196 (Apr., 1976), pp. 131-158 Yes



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