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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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Akiba (Ken) Identity Is Simple 1 Abstract
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American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct., 2000), pp. 389-404 16 20%
Balashov (Yuri) On Vagueness, 4D and Diachronic Universalism 3 Abstract
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Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (2005) 11 .
Broome (John) Indefiniteness in Identity 1 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan., 1984), pp. 6-12 7 33%
Burgess (J.A.) Vague Identity: Evans Misrepresented 3 More
Analysis 49, 1989, 112-119 7 .
Burgess (J.A.) Vague Objects and Indefinite Identity 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 59, No. 3 (Jul., 1990), pp. 263-287 25 .
Cartwright (Helen Morris) On Two Arguments for the Indeterminacy of Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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Synthese 95, 1993, 241-273 33 6%
Chandler (Hugh S.) Indeterminate People 3 Abstract
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Analysis 45, 1985, 141-145 5 .
Copeland (B. Jack) Vague Identity and Fuzzy Logic 2 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy 94.10, Oct. 1997, pp. 514-534 21 .
Cowles (David) On Van Inwagen's Defense of Vague Identity 4 Abstract
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Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 8, Logic and Language, 1994, pp. 137-158 22 .
Edgington (Dorothy) Williamson on Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law 2 More
Bottani - Individuals, Essence and Identity, 2002 14 .
Eklund (Matti) Personal Identity, Concerns, And Indeterminacy 3 Abstract
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Monist, Oct2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p489-511, 23p; 23 .
Gallois (Andre) Indefinite Identities 2 Abstract
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Gallois - Occasions of Identity, 1998, Chapter 9 31 .
Garrett (Brian) Identity and Vagueness 1 Abstract
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Garrett - Personal Identity and Self-consciousness, 1998, Chapter 5 12 Yes
Garrett (Brian) Vague Identity and Vague Objects 4 Abstract
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Nous 25.2, July 1991, pp. 341-351 11 .
Garrett (Brian) Vagueness and Identity 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jun., 1988), pp. 130-134 5 .
Hawley (Katherine) Indeterminism and Indeterminacy 2 Abstract
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Analysis Vol. 58.2 (1998) pp. 101-106 6 .
Hawley (Katherine) Vagueness 1 Abstract
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Hawley - How Things Persist, Chapter 4 40 .
Hawley (Katherine) Vagueness and Existence 2 Abstract
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CII (2001-2),
pp. 125-140
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Heck (Richard) That There Might Be Vague Objects (So Far as Concerns Logic) 3 Abstract
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The Monist, Vol. 81, No. 2, Vagueness (April 1998), pp. 274-296 23 .
Heller (Mark) Against Metaphysical Vagueness 3 More
Noûs, Vol. 30, Supplement: Philosophical Perspectives, 10, Metaphysics, 1996 (1996), pp. 177-185 9 .
Heller (Mark) Vagueness and the Standard Ontology 3 Abstract
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Nous, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1988 A.P.A. Central Division Meetings, Mar., 1988, pp. 109-131 23 .
Hershenov (David) The Thesis of Vague Objects and Unger's Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Papers, 30:1, March 2001, 47-57 11 11%
Hershenov (David) Vague Existence Implies Vague Identity 1 Abstract
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Vague Objects and Vague Identity ed. Ken Akiba and Ali Abasnezhad, Springer. 2014 31 4%
Hossack (Keith) Vagueness and Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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MacBride - Identity and Modality, 2006, Chapter 10 21 Yes
Hull (Gerald) Bipolar Disorder: Horgan on Vagueness and Incoherence 3 Abstract
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Synthese (forthcoming) 18 .
Jackman (Henry) Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies 117: 79–94, 2004. 16 .
Johnsen (Bruce) Is Vague Identity Coherent? 3 More
Analysis 49, 1989, 103-112 9 .
Keefe (Rosanna) Contingent Identity and Vague Identity 3 Abstract
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Analysis 55.3, 1995, 183-190 8 .
Koslicki (Kathrin) The Crooked Path From Vagueness To Four-Dimensionalism 3 Abstract
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Lewis (David) Many, But Almost One 1 Abstract
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Lewis - Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology 19 8%
Lewis (David) Vague Identity: Evans Misunderstood 1 More
Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jun., 1988), pp. 128-130 3 .
Lowe (E.J.) Reply to Noonan on Vague Identity 4 Abstract
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Analysis 57.1, Jan 1997, p88, 4p 4 .
Lowe (E.J.) The Paradox of the 1,001 Cats 2 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 27-30 4 .
Lowe (E.J.) The Problems of the Many and the Vagueness of Constitution 3 Abstract
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Analysis 55.3, July 1995, pp. 179-182 4 .
Lowe (E.J.) Vague Identity and Quantum Indeterminacy 2 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Apr., 1994), pp. 110-114 5 .
Miller (Kristie) Vagueness, Persistence and Indeterminate Identity 1 Abstract
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Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 64, No. 2 (Mar., 2006), pp. 223-230 8 11%
Monaghan (P.X.) Vague Objects and Existence 2 Abstract
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Metaphysica 5.1 (2004), pp. 59-66 8 .
Noonan (Harold) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates 2 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly 41.163, Apr. 1991, pp. 183-193 11 .
Noonan (Harold) Vague Identity Yet Again 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Jun., 1990), pp. 157-162 6 .
Noonan (Harold) Vague Objects 2 More
Analysis, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 3-6 4 .
Over (D.E.) Vague Objects and Identity 3 More
Analysis 49, 1989, 97-99 2 .
Parsons (Terence) & Woodruff (Peter) Worldly Indeterminacy of Identity 1 More
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 95 (1995), pp. 171-191 17 .
Prinz (Jesse) Vagueness, Language and Ontology 3 More
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Website 18 .
Rasmussen (Stig Alstrup) Vague Identity 4 Abstract
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Mind 95.377, Jan. 1986, pp. 81-91 11 .
Sainsbury (Mark) Tolerating Vagueness 3 More
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 89 (1988 - 1989), pp. 33-48 16 .
Sainsbury (Mark) What Is a Vague Object? 3 Abstract
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Analysis 49, 1989, 99-103 4 .
Sider (Ted) Against Vague Existence 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, May 2003; 114(1-2): 135-146 12 25%
Smith (Nicholas J.J.) A Plea For Things That Aren't Quite All There, or, Is There a Problem about Vague Composition and Vague Existence? 2 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming) 29 .
Stalnaker (Robert) Vague Identity 1 Abstract
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Stalnaker - Ways a World Might Be, Chapter 7 11 17%
Thomason (Richmond H.) Identity and Vagueness 4 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies 43, 1982, pp. 329-32 4 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Vague Identity 1 Abstract
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Torrago (Loretta) Vagueness and Identity 4 Abstract
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Tye (Michael) Vague Objects 3 Abstract
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Mind, Vol. 99, No. 396, Oct., 1990, pp. 535-557 23 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) How To Reason About Vague Objects 3 More
Noûs, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1986 A. P. A. Central Division Meetings (Mar., 1986), pp. 72-73 30 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Problem of the Many and the Vagueness of Composition 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 17 15 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Vagueness of Existence 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 19 14 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Vagueness of Identity 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 18 43 .
Varzi (Achille) Vagueness, Indiscernibility, and Pragmatics: Comments on Burns 3 Abstract
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Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 Supplement (1995), 49-62 13 .
Williams (J. Robbie G.) Multiple Actualities and Ontically Vague Identity 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 134-154 20 11%
Williamson (Timothy) Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law 1 Abstract
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Bottani - Individuals, Essence and Identity, 2002 31 15%
Woodruff (Peter) & Parsons (Terence) Indeterminancy of Identity of Objects and Sets 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 11, Mind, Causation, and World (1997), pp. 321-348 28 4%
Woodruff (Peter) & Parsons (Terence) Set Theory with Indeterminacy of Identity 4 Abstract
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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 40, no. 4 (1999), 473–495 23 .

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