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These are the papers on the subject of Personal Identity (and related topics) that I've collected, sorted by Sub-Topic. My intention is to provide abstracts for them all, with jumping off points for further thoughts. However, this might take several lifetimes.


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Anderson (Robert M.) & Gonsalves (Joseph F.) Sensory Suppression and the Unity of Consciousness 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 99-100, 1981 1 .
Apter (Andrew) The Problem Of Who: Multiple Personality, Personal Identity And The Double Brain 2 Abstract
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Philosophical Psychology, Jun91, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p219, 30p, 1 diagram; 30 6%
Balashov (Yuri) Time, Fission, Fusion: An Argument against the Block Universe with Endurance 2 Abstract
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Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas (Brazil): Vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 109-143, Jan - Mar 2017 35 3%
Barilan (Y. Michael) One or Two: An Examination of the Recent Case of the Conjoined Twins from Malta 3 Abstract
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Feb. 2003, 28.1, pp. 27-44 18 .
Bayne (Tim) Moral Status and the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder 4 Abstract
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Feb. 2002, 27.1, pp. 87-105 18 .
Belzer (Marvin) Parfit and Lewis on Survival of Fission and What Matters in Survival: Why Parfit won the Debate 3 More
2002, Draft. Personal Website. 27 .
Bogen (James) Further discussion on split-brains and hemispheric capabilities 3 More
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 28, No. 3, Sep., 1977, pp. 281-286 6 .
Bogen (Joseph E.) Mental Numerosity: Is One Head Better Than Two? 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 100-101, 1981 1 .
Bradshaw (John L.) In Two Minds 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 101-102, 1981 1 .
Braude (Stephen) Multiple Personality and the Structure of the Self 3 Abstract
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Kolak & Martin - Self and Identity: Contemporary Philosophical Issues 10 .
Brown (Jason) Structural Levels and Mental Unity 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 102-103, 1981 1 .
Brown (M.T.) Multiple Personality and Personal Identity 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Psychology, Volume 14, Number 4, 1 December 2001, pp. 435-447(13). 13 .
Brueckner (Anthony) Branching in the psychological approach to personal identity 1 Abstract
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Analysis 65, October 2005, pp. 294-301(8) 8 17%
Burke (Michael) Spatial Analogues of 'Annihilation and Re-creation' 3 Abstract
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Analysis 45, 1985, 24-29 6 .
Churchland (Patricia) How Many Angels … ? 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 103-104, 1981 1 .
Davidson (Richard) Cognitive Processing Is Not Equivalent To Conscious Processing 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 104-105, 1981 1 .
Gallois (Andre) Counting Amoebas 2 Abstract
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Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 4 10 .
Garrett (Brian) A Further Reply to Noonan 3 More
Analysis 47, 1987, pp. 204-207 3 .
Garrett (Brian) Fission 1 Abstract
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Garrett - Personal Identity and Self-consciousness, 1998, Chapter 4 13 Yes
Garrett (Brian) Johnston on Fission 1 Abstract
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Sorites 15, December 2004: 87-93 7 .
Gazzaniga (Michael S.) The Split Brain Revisited 2 More
Damasio - The "Scientific American" Book of the Brain: The Best Writing on Consciousness 10 .
Geschwind (Norman) The Perverseness of the Right Hemisphere 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 106-107, 1981 2 .
Gillett (Grant) Brain Bisection and Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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Mind, New Series, Vol. 95, No. 378 (Apr., 1986), pp. 224-229 6 .
Glover (Jonathan) Split Brains 2 More
Glover - I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity 15 .
Green (Michael) May We Forget Our Minds For a Moment? 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 107-108, 1981 1 .
Hawley (Katherine) Fission, Fusion and Intrinsic Facts 2 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming, issue dated November 2005) 24 Yes
Hershenov (David) & Koch-Hershenov (Rose J.) Fission and Confusion 1 Abstract
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Christian Bioethics, 12:237–254, 2006 19 .
Johnston (Mark) Fission and the Facts 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Perspectives 3: 369-97 29 31%
Joynt (Robert J.) Are Two Heads Better Than One? 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 108-109, 1981 1 .
LeDoux (Joseph E.) & Gazzaniga (Michael S.) The Brain and the Split Brain: A Duel With Duality As a Model of Mind 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 109-111, 1981 3 .
Marks (Charles) Mental Duality: An Unmade Case 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 111-112, 1981 1 .
Martin (Raymond) Fission Rejuvenated 1 More
Martin & Barresi - Personal Identity, Chapter 8 22 .
Martin (Raymond), Barresi (John) & Giovannelli (Alessandro) Fission Examples in 18th and Early 19th century Personal Identity Debate 3 Abstract
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History of Philosophy Quarterly, 15, 1998, pp. 323-348 26 .
Matthews (Gareth B.) Surviving As 3 Abstract
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Analysis 38, 1977, pp. 53-58 6 .
Mills (Eugene) Dividing Without Reducing: Bodily Fission and Personal Identity 2 Abstract
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Mind 102.405, Jan. 1993, pp. 37-51 15 .
Moyer (Mark) A Survival Guide to Fission 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 141, No. 3 (Dec., 2008), pp. 299-322 24 5%
Munzer (Stephen R.) Transplantation, Chemical Inheritance, and the Identity of Organs 2 Abstract
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British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 45, No. 2, Jun., 1994, pp. 555-570 16 .
Nagel (Thomas) Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness 1 Abstract
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Nagel (Thomas) - Mortal Questions 18 Yes
Noonan (Harold) The Reduplication Problem 1 Abstract
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Noonan - Personal Identity, 2003, Chapter 7 17 Yes
Noonan (Harold) Williams on 'The Self and the Future' 3 More
Analysis, vol. 42, 1982, pp. 158-163 6 .
Oderberg (David) Fission, Intermittence and the Primitiveness of Identity 1 Abstract
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Oderberg - The Metaphysics of Identity Over Time, 1993, Chapter 7 26 .
Oderberg (David) The Metaphysical Status of the Embryo: Some Arguments Revisited 1 Abstract
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Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (2008): 263-76 14 12%
Oderberg (David) The Origination of a Human Being - Rejoinder to Persson 1 Abstract
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Unpublished: obtained from Oderberg's website 7 .
Ord (Toby) Implications of fission, fusion and teletransportation to a view of personal identity through psychological continuity 1 Abstract
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Website 17 20%
Perry (John) Can the Self Divide? 1 Abstract
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Perry - Identity, Personal Identity and the Self, 2002, Chapter 3 26 .
Perry (John) Time, Fission, and Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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Argumenta, May 2019 10 11%
Prior (Arthur N.) Opposite Number 3 Abstract
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Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Dec., 1957), pp. 196-201 6 .
Puccetti (Roland) Mind with a Double Brain 3 Abstract
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British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 44, No. 4, Dec., 1993, pp. 675-691 17 .
Puccetti (Roland) Multiple Identity 3 Abstract
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Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 54.3, 1973, 203-215 13 .
Puccetti (Roland) The Case For Mental Duality: Author's Responses + References 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 116-123, 1981 8 .
Puccetti (Roland) The Case For Mental Duality: Evidence From Split-Brain Data and Other Considerations 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 93-99, 1981 7 .
Puccetti (Roland) The Mute Self: A Reaction to Dewitt's Alternative Account of the Split-Brain Data 3 Abstract
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British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, Mar., 1976, pp. 65-73 7 .
Puccetti (Roland) Two Brains, Two Minds? Wigan's Theory of Mental Duality 2 Abstract
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Kolak & Martin - Self and Identity: Contemporary Philosophical Issues 7 .
Robinson (Daniel) What Sort of Persons Are Hemispheres? Another Look at 'Split-Brain' Man 1 Abstract
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British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, Mar., 1976, pp. 73-78 6 .
Robinson (Denis) Neurometaphorology: The New Faculty Psychology 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 112-113, 1981 1 .
Rovane (Carol) Branching Self-Consciousness 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Review 99.3, July 1990, pp. 355-395 41 .
Sattig (Thomas) The Paradox of Fission and the Ontology of Ordinary Objects 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Nov. 2012), pp. 594-623 30 4%
Seibt (Johanna) Fission, Sameness, and Survival: Parfit’s Branch Line Argument Revisited 2 Abstract
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Metaphysica 1.2 (2000), pp. 95-134 40 .
Shoemaker (Sydney) Brown-Brownson Revisited 1 Abstract
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Monist, Oct2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p573-593, 21p; 21 .
Sperry (Roger W.) Hemisphere Deconnection and the Unity in Conscious Awareness 1 Abstract
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Baars, Banks & Newman - Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness 14 11%
Sperry (Roger W.) Some Effects of Disconnecting the Cerebral Hemispheres 1 Abstract
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Science, New Series, Vol. 217, No. 4566 (Sep. 24, 1982), pp. 1223-1226 4 33%
Thornton (Mark) Double Brain, Double Person? 3 More
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 45, No. 2, Jun., 1994, pp. 761-763 3 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Fission 1 Abstract
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Unger (Peter) Fission and the Focus of One's Life 1 Abstract
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Unger - Identity, Consciousness and Value, Chapter 8 40 Yes
Unger (Peter) Fission and the Focus of One's Life (Excerpt) 1 Abstract
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Martin & Barresi - Personal Identity, Chapter 6 15 Yes
Valberg (J.J.) My Future: The Puzzle of Division 1 Abstract
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Valberg (J.J.) - Dream, Death, and the Self, 2007, Chapter 23 24 .
van Dyke (Christina) Human Identity, Immanent Causal Relations, and the Principle of Non-Repeatability: Thomas Aquinas on the Bodily Resurrection 1 Abstract
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Religious Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Dec., 2007), pp. 373-394 22 .
Von Eckardt (Barbara) Puccetti's Mental-Duality Thesis: A Case Of Bad Arguments 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 113-114, 1981 1 .
Wilkes (Kathleen) Being in Two Minds 1 Abstract
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Wilkes - Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments, Chapter 5 36 Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality 1 Abstract
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Wilkes - Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments, Chapter 4 32 Yes
Wilkes (Kathleen) How Many Selves Make Me? 2 More
Cockburn - Human Beings 10 .
Wilkes (Kathleen) Unfused Homunculi 3 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4: 115-116, 1981 1 .
Wright (John) Personal Identity, Fission and Time Travel 1 Abstract
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Philosophia (2006) 34: 129–142 14 67%

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