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Personal Identity

Biological Criterion

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Table of the Previous 3 Versions of this Note:

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03/02/2018 19:40:48 2942 Biological Criterion
27/06/2011 18:57:36 1439 Biological Criterion
25/05/2010 15:05:46 84 Biological Criterion



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24/04/2018 00:12:58 Biological Criterion Logic of Identity

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Animalism Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Biological View Criteria of Identity Human Beings
Life Locke Metamorphosis Organisms Person
Sortals Souls What are We?    

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Biological View Body Criterion DeGrazia - Are We Essentially Persons?    

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
DeGrazia (David) Are we essentially persons? Olson, Baker, and a reply Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Biological Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Biological View Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Body Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Campbell (Courtney S.) A No-Brainer: Criticisms of Brain-Based Standards of Death Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 539-551 No
Conway Morris (Simon) Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Conway Morris (Simon) - Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe 5%
Corcoran (Kevin) Biology or Psychology? Human Persons and Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Petrus - On Human Persons, 2003 Yes
DeGrazia (David) Human Identity and Bioethics Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract DeGrazia (David) - Human Identity and Bioethics 10%
Fetzer (James) The Evolution of Intelligence: Are Humans the Only Animals with Minds? Book - Referenced Medium Quality Abstract Fetzer (James) - The Evolution of Intelligence: Are Humans the Only Animals with Minds? 3%
Green (Michael) & Wikler (Daniel) Brain Death and Personal Identity Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Philosophy and Public Affairs, 1980, 105-133 Yes
Kitts (David B.) & Kitts (David J.) Biological Species as Natural Kinds Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy of Science 46, No. 4 (Dec., 1979), pp. 613-622 No
Konner (Melvin) The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit Book - By Subtopic Konner (Melvin) - The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit No
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) Review of Jack Wilson's 'Biological Individuality: The Identity and Persistence of Living Entities' Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 2001, Vol. 51 Issue 203, p264-6 No
Olson (Eric) The Biological Approach Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 6, pp. 124-153 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Referenced Low Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Yes
Olson (Eric) What are We? Book - Referenced Medium Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - What are We? 57%
Petrus (Klaus), Ed. On Human Persons Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) High Quality Abstract Petrus (Klaus), Ed. - On Human Persons 98%
Ruse (Michael) Biological Species: Natural Kinds, Individuals, or What? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38, No. 2 (Jun., 1987), pp. 225-242 No
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics - Conclusion: Notes on Method Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Conclusion Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Moral Responsibility Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 7 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Biological Criterion Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Wilson (Jack) Beyond Horses and Oak Trees: A New Theory of Individuation for Living Entities Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 1, pp. 1-21 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Biological Individuality - The identity and Persistence of Living Entities Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Wilson (Jack) - Biological Individuality - The identity and Persistence of Living Entities Yes
Wilson (Jack) Generation and Corruption Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 5, pp. 86-104 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Identity and Sortals: Why Relative Identity Is Self-Contradictory Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Appendix, pp. 119-126 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Individuality and Equivocation Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 3, pp. 48-68 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Personal Identity Naturalized: Our Bodies, Our Selves Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 6, pp. 105-118 Yes
Wilson (Jack) The Biological and Philosophical Roots of Individuality Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 2, pp. 22-47 Yes
Wilson (Jack) The Necessity of Biological Origin and Substantial Kinds Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 4, pp. 69-81 Yes
Wrangham (Richard) Review of 'The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit' by Melvin Konner Paper - By Subtopic Evolutionary Psychology: human-nature.com/ep – 2004. 2: 3-6 No



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