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Numerical Identity

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  1. Not that Eric Olson is the inventor or even the primary exponent of the concept of numerical identity,
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Summary of Notes Referenced by This Note

Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker - Persons and Bodies - Response to Olson Bynum - Resurrection of the Body (Preface + Introduction) Essentialism Kurtz - Persistence (Introduction)
Logic of Identity Mereology Narrative Identity Note Links Explanation Olson - Persons and Bodies - Response
Parfit - What We Believe Ourselves To Be Plug Note Apologia Works Read - Explanation    

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Summary of Notes Citing This Note

Abbreviations Brain Criterion Bynum - Resurrection of the Body (Preface + Introduction), 2 Garrett - Animalism, 2, 3, 4 Jen_071112 (Thesis Chapter Breakdown)
Kurtz - Persistence (Introduction) Narrative Identity, 2, 3 Occasional Identity Olson - Persons and Bodies - Response Olson - The Human Animal: Reply to Markosian
Organisms Parfit - What We Believe Ourselves To Be, 2, 3 Perdurantism PID Note, Book & Paper Usage, 2, 3 Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?), 2, 3
Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Current Stance, 2, 3 Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4  

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Making Sense of Ourselves: Self-Narratives and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Baxter (Donald L.M.) Loose Identity and Becoming Something Else Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Berglund (Stefan) Identity and Reduction Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Blatti (Stephan) A New Argument for Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Brueckner (Anthony) Humean Fictions Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Butchvarov (Panayot) Being Qua Being: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Bynum (Caroline) Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity: Preface + Introduction - Seed Images, Ancient and Modern Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Candlish (Stewart) The Inexplicability of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Cerullo (Michael A.) Uploading and Branching Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Cooper (John) Body, Soul and Life Everlasting: Preface to the Second Printing Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Corcoran (Kevin) Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul Book Medium Quality Abstract 2  
DeGrazia (David) Advance Directives, Dementia, and the Someone Else Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
DeGrazia (David) Human Identity and Bioethics Book Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
DeGrazia (David) Human Identity and Bioethics: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Extrinsicness Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Gasser (Georg) Personal Identity and Resurrection: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Gasser (Georg), Ed. Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death? Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Gorham (Geoffrey) Descartes on Persistence and Temporal Parts Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Harris (Henry) Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford Book Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Harris (Henry) Identity: Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Hirsch (Eli) Ontological Arguments: Interpretive Charity and Quantifier Variance Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Johansson (Ingvar) Identity Puzzles and Supervenient Identities Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Koslicki (Kathrin) Questions of Ontology Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Kurtz (Roxanne) Introduction to Persistence: What’s the Problem? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Longuenesse (Beatrice) Kant on the identity of persons Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Margolis (Joseph) Persons: Notes on Their Nature, Identity and Rationality Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Martin (Raymond) & Barresi (John), Eds. Personal Identity Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Niederbacher (Bruno) The Same Body Again? Thomas Aquinas on the Numerical Identity of the Resurrected Body Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) Persistence Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: Alternatives Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Thinking Animals and the Constitution View Paper Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Animals Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Brains Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Temporal Parts Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Parfit (Derek) Persons, Bodies, and Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Parfit (Derek) The Unimportance of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Parfit (Derek) We Are Not Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Parfit (Derek) What We Believe Ourselves To Be Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes
Salmon (Nathan) Identity Facts Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Schechtman (Marya) The Malleability of Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics - Introduction Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Shoemaker (David) The Stony Metaphysical Heart of Animalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Shoemaker (Sydney) Identity & Identities Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
So (Paul) Lewis’ Personal Identity Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Thomas (Janice L.) The bodily criterion Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) The identity theory Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abbreviations Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Criterion Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What Are We?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Narrative Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Occasional Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Organisms Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Perdurantism Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Tognazzini (Neal A.) Persistence and Responsibility Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Williams (Christopher) Arithmetic Equations Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Williams (Christopher) The Identity of Events Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Wright (Crispin) Number as a Sortal Concept Paper Low Quality Abstract    



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Anderson (Susan Leigh) Coconsciousness and Numerical Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 30:1-10, 1976 No
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Reply to Olson Paper - Cited Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, 2001, e-Symposium on "Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View" Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder), Etc. E-Symposium on 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View' Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Baxter (Donald L.M.) Loose Identity and Becoming Something Else Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nous, Dec2001, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p592, 10p 11%
Berglund (Stefan) Human and Personal Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) High Quality Abstract Berglund (Stefan) - Human and Personal Identity 1%
Berglund (Stefan) Identity and Reduction Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 2, 1995, pp. 20-43 No
Campbell (Joseph Keim), O'Rourke (Michael) & Silverstein (Harry S.) Time and Identity Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Campbell (Joseph Keim), O'Rourke (Michael) & Silverstein (Harry S.) - Time and Identity 10%
Candlish (Stewart) The Inexplicability of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Volume 49, Number 1, May1971 , pp. 23-37(15) No
Cerullo (Michael A.) Uploading and Branching Identity Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Minds & Machines (2015) 25:17–36 78%
DeGrazia (David) Human Identity and Bioethics Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract DeGrazia (David) - Human Identity and Bioethics 7%
DeGrazia (David) Human Persons: Numerical Identity and Essence Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract DeGrazia - Human Identity and Bioethics, 2005, Chapter 2 6%
Garrett (Brian) Personal Identity and Extrinsicness Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 59, pp. 177-194, 1990 No
Harris (Henry) Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Harris (Henry) - Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford 4%
Hirsch (Eli) Ontological Arguments: Interpretive Charity and Quantifier Variance Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. - Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics, 2008 17%
Olson (Eric) What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 68%
Olson (Eric) What Are We? What Now? Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 9 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 57%
Parfit (Derek) The Unimportance of Identity Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Harris - Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford 3%
Salmon (Nathan) Identity Facts Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Salmon (Nathan) - Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning, 2005 No
Salmon (Nathan) Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophy Papers 1 Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Salmon (Nathan) - Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophy Papers 1 0%
Shoemaker (Sydney) Identity & Identities Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Daedalus, Vol. 135, No. 4, On Identity (Fall, 2006), pp. 40-48 No
Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 10%
Thomas (Janice L.) Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Thomas (Janice L.) - Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Yes
Thomas (Janice L.) The identity theory Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Thomas (Janice L.) - Mind and Person in the Philosophy of Religion Yes
Tognazzini (Neal A.) Persistence and Responsibility Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Campbell, O'Rourke & Silverstein - Time and Identity, 2005-10, II - Identity, Chapter 7 5%
Wright (Crispin) Frege's Conception of Numbers As Objects Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Wright (Crispin) - Frege's Conception of Numbers As Objects No
Wright (Crispin) Number as a Sortal Concept Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Wright - Frege's Conception of Numbers As Objects, 1983, Chapter 3 No



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