Section : Ship of Theseus

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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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Barnett (David) The Problem of Material Origins 3 Abstract
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Noûs, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Sep., 2005), pp. 529-540 12 .
Carter (William) Artifacts of Theseus: Fact and Fission 1 Abstract
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Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 61.3 (September 1983) 18 Yes
Chandler (Hugh S.) Theseus' Clothes-Pin 1 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Mar., 1984), pp. 55-58 4 Yes
Dauer (Francis W.) How Not to Reidentify the Parthenon 1 More
Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Dec., 1972), pp. 63-64 2 .
Davis (Lawrence H.) Smart on Conditions of Identity 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jan., 1973), pp. 109-110 2 .
Doyle (Robert O.) The Ship of Theseus 1 More
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Gallois (Andre) Identity Strict and Loose 2 Abstract
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Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 8 37 .
Gallois (Andre) The Puzzle Cases 2 Abstract
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Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 1 23 .
Garrett (Brian) A Further Reply to Noonan 3 More
Analysis 47, 1987, pp. 204-207 3 .
Garrett (Brian) Noonan, 'Best Candidate' Theories and the Ship of Theseus 3 Abstract
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Analysis 45, 1985, 212-215 3 .
Goodman (Charles) Vaibhāṣika Metaphoricalism 2 Abstract
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Philosophy East and West, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 377-393 12 8%
Hall (D. Geoffrey) Continuity and the Persistence of Objects: When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts 3 Abstract
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Cognitive Psychology, Volume 37, Number 1, October 1998, pp. 28-59(32) 32 .
Heller (Mark) The best candidate approach to diachronic identity 3 Abstract
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Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Volume 65, Number 4, December 1987, pp. 434-451(18) 18 .
Hershenov (David) Can There Be Spatially Coincident Entities of the Same Kind? 2 Abstract
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Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Mar. 2003, 33.1, pp. 1-22 22 .
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) What Kinds of Physical Substances are there? 1 Abstract
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Hoffman & Rosenkrantz - Substance: Its Nature and Existence, Chapter 5 38 .
Horvath ( Christopher D.) Some Questions about Identifying Individuals: Failed Intuitions about Organisms and Species 3 Abstract
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Philosophy of Science, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1997), pp. 654-668 15 .
Hughes (Christopher) An Incredible Coincidence? 2 Abstract
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Mind, 106, No. 424, Oct., 1997, pp. 769-772 4 .
Hughes (Christopher) Same-kind coincidence and the ship of Theseus 2 Abstract
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Mind, 106, Number 421, January 1997, pp. 53-69(17) 17 .
Johansson (Ingvar) Identity Puzzles and Supervenient Identities 3 Abstract
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Metaphysica 7.1 (2006), pp. 7-34 28 .
Lockwood (Michael) Of Persons and Organisms: A Reply to Howsepian 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Feb., 1997), pp. 42-44 3 .
Lowe (E.J.) Reply to Noonan 3 More
Analysis, Vol. 47, No. 4 (Oct., 1987), pp. 201-203 3 .
Lowenthal ( David) Material Preservation and Its Alternatives 1 Abstract
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Perspecta, Vol. 25 (1989), pp. 66-77 12 Yes
Noonan (Harold) Reply to Lowe 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct., 1986), pp. 218-221 3 .
Noonan (Harold) Reply to Lowe on Ships and Structures 2 More
Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Oct., 1988), pp. 221-223 3 .
Noonan (Harold) The Necessity of Origin 3 Abstract
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Mind, Vol. 92, No. 365 (Jan., 1983), pp. 1-20 20 .
Noonan (Harold) Wiggins, Artifact Identity and 'Best Candidate' Theories 3 More
Analysis 45, 1985, 4-8 5 .
Over (D.E.) On a Temporal Slippery Slope Paradox 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 1986), pp. 15-18 4 .
Quine (W.V.) Identity: an Excerpt From Quiddities 1 Abstract
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Van Inwagen & Zimmerman - Metaphysics: The Big Questions 2 Yes
Rea (Michael) The Problem of Material Constitution 2 Abstract
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Philosophical Review, October 1995; 104(4): 525-553 28 .
Salmon (Nathan) Principles of Cross-World Identification 2 Abstract
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Salmon - Reference and Essence, 2005, Appendix 1 34 .
Scaltsas (Theodore) The Ship of Theseus 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jun., 1980), pp. 152-157 6 .
Sider (Ted) The Four-Dimensional Picture 1 Abstract
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Sider - Four-dimensionalism, Chapter 1 10 Yes
Simons (Peter) On Being the Same Ship(s) - or Electron(s): Reply to Hughes 2 Abstract
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Mind, 106, No. 424, Oct., 1997, pp. 761-767 7 .
Smart (Brian) How to Reidentify the Ship of Theseus 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 5 (Apr., 1972), pp. 145-148 4 .
Smart (Brian) Personal Identity in an Organized Parcel 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies: Vol. 24, No. 6 (Nov., 1973), pp. 420-423 4 .
Smart (Brian) The Ship of Theseus, the Parthenon and Disassembled Objects 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Oct., 1973), pp. 24-27 4 .
Smythe (Thomas W.) Chisholm on Personal Identity 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies: Vol. 27, No. 5 (May, 1975), pp. 351-360 10 .
Symons (John) The Individuality of Artifacts and Organisms 3 Abstract
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2/3, The Concept of Organism: Historical, Philosophical, Scientific Perspectives (2010), pp. 233-246 14 .
Tanksley (Charley) The Mereological Constancy Of Masses 3 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 60, No. 239 (April 2010), pp. 343-354 8 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Ship of Theseus 1 Abstract
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