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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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Alvarez (Carlos J.) The Neural Substrate of Emotions and Emotional Processing 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 7 12 .
Augustine (Keith) & Fishman (Yonatan I.) The Dualist’s Dilemma: The High Cost of Reconciling Neuroscience with a Soul 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 10 10 22%
Bailey (Andrew M.) The Priority Principle 1 Abstract
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Journal of the American Philosophical Association (2014) 1–12 12 25%
Bess (Michael) Why upgrading your brain could make you less human 1 More
Aeon, 08 February, 2017 3 Yes
Brennan (Andrew) Persons and their Brains 3 Abstract
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Analysis 30.1, 1969, pp. 27-30 5 .
Changizi (Mark A.) The Brain from 25,000 Feet 3 More
Changizi (Mark A.) - The Brain from 25,000 Feet 351 .
Churchland (Patricia) The Brains Behind Morality 1 Abstract
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O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person 14 Yes
Cockburn (David) The Mind, the Brain and the Face 3 Abstract
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Philosophy, Vol. 60, No. 234 (Oct., 1985), pp. 477-493 17 .
Collingridge (D.G.) Puccetti's 'Paradox' 4 Abstract
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Philosophy, Vol. 46, No. 176 (Apr., 1971), p. 158 1 .
Crane (Tim) The Mental States of Persons and their Brains 1 Abstract
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O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person 18 Yes
Dainton (Barry) From Phenomenal Selves to Hyper-Selves 1 Abstract
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O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person 38 Yes
DeMyer (William) Neuroanatomy 1 More
DeMyer - Neuroanatomy 373 1%
Dennett (Daniel) Reflections on Dennett's 'Where Am I?' 1 More
Hofstadter & Dennett - The Mind's I - Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul 2 .
Dennett (Daniel) Where Am I? 1 Abstract
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Dennett - Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology, Chapter 17 14 Yes
Eccles (John) Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self: Preface 4 More
Eccles - Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self 3 .
Eccles (John) Reflections and Imaginings 4 More
Eccles - Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self, Chapter 11 7 .
Eccles (John) The Human Person 4 Abstract
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Eccles - Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self, Chapter 10 28 12%
Eccles (John) The Self and Its Brain 4 Abstract
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Eccles - Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self, Chapter 9 23 21%
Edwards (Paul) The Dependence of Consciousness on the Brain 1 Abstract
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Edwards - Reincarnation: A Critical Examination, 2002, Chapter 17 22 Yes
Edwards (Paul) The Dependence of Consciousness on the Brain 3 More
Edwards - Immortality, pp, 292-307 16 .
Epstein (Robert) The empty brain 1 More
Aeon, 18 May, 2016 10 Yes
Feinberg (Todd) Auto-Bodies 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 5 18 .
Feinberg (Todd) Being and Brain 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 9 10 .
Feinberg (Todd) Deconstructing the Self 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 2 22 .
Feinberg (Todd) Introduction: Soul Searching 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 1 7 .
Feinberg (Todd) Journey to the Center of the Mind 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 7 15 .
Feinberg (Todd) Keeping It All Together 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 6 16 .
Feinberg (Todd) Missing Pieces; Familiar Places 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 3 15 .
Feinberg (Todd) Mything Persons 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 4 17 .
Feinberg (Todd) Our Brains, Our Selves 3 Abstract
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Daedalus, Vol. 135, No. 4, On Identity (Fall, 2006), pp. 72-80 9 .
Feinberg (Todd) The Living Mind 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 10 4 .
Feinberg (Todd) The Nested Hierarchy of the Self and Mind 3 Abstract
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Feinberg - Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self, 2001, Chapter 8 18 .
Gennaro (Rocco) & Fishman (Yonatan I.) The Argument from Brain Damage Vindicated 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 5 30 .
Grant (Angela) The bilingual brain: why one size doesn’t fit all 1 More
Aeon, 13 March, 2017 3 Yes
Graziano (Michael) Build-a-brain 1 More
Aeon, 10 July, 2015 7 Yes
Greenfield (Susan) Soul, Brain and Mind 1 More
Crabbe - From Soul to Self 18 30%
Hines (Terence) Brain, Language, and Survival after Death 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 8 12 .
Horder (Jamie) The Brain that Doesn’t Know Itself: Persons Oblivious to their Neurological Deficits 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 9 8 .
James (William) Consciousness, the Brain and Immortality 3 More
Edwards - Immortality, pp, 282-291 10 .
Kandel (Eric R.) & Hawkins (Robert D.) The Biological Basis of Learning and Individuality 3 More
Damasio - The "Scientific American" Book of the Brain: The Best Writing on Consciousness 16 .
Lewin (Roger) Is Your Brain Really Necessary? 1 Abstract
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Science, New Series, Vol. 210, No. 4475 (Dec. 12, 1980), pp. 1232-1234 3 Yes
Lewis (Marc) The addiction habit 1 More
Aeon, 14 December, 2016 10 Yes
MacKay (Donald) Brains, Machines & Persons 5 More
MacKay - Brains, Machines & Persons 114 Yes
Mackie (David) Going Topless 1 Abstract
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Ratio 11.2, Sep1998, p125, 16p 16 Yes
Markowitsch (Hans J.), Fink (Gereon R.), Thone (Angelika), Kessler (Josef) & Heiss (Wolf-Dieter) A PET Study of Persistent Psychogenic Amnesia Covering the Whole Life Span 4 Abstract
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Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, May97, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p135-158, 24p 24 .
Mathiesen (Birgit Bork) & Weinryb (Robert M.) Unstable Identity and Prefrontal Injury 4 Abstract
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Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Volume 9, Number 4, 2004, pp. 249-266(18). 18 .
McCormick (Matt) Dead as a Doornail: Souls, Brains, and Survival 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 2 16 .
Miller (Kenneth D.) Will You Ever Be Able to Upload Your Brain? 1 More
NY Times, 11th October 2015 4 Yes
Muldoon (L.L.) & Neuwelt (E.A.) Local and global gene therapy in the central nervous system 4 Abstract
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 76-78 3 .
Neuwelt (E.A.), Etc. Open Peer Commentary on 'Controversies in Neuroscience II: Neural Transplantation' 4 Abstract
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 46 - 75 30 .
Neuwelt (E.A.), Pagel (M.A.), Geller (A.) & Muldoon (L.L.) Gene replacement therapy in the central nervous system: Viral vector-mediated therapy of global neurodegenerative disease 4 Abstract
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 1-9 9 .
Piccinini (Gualtiero) & Bahar (Sonya) No Mental Life after Brain Death: The Argument from the Neural Localization of Mental Functions 1 Abstract
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Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 6 36 .
Pinto (Yair) When you split the brain, do you split the person? 1 More
Aeon, 26 September, 2017 3 Yes
Puccetti (Roland) A Materialist Fallacy of Mind 4 Abstract
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Philosophy, Vol. 45, No. 173 (Jul., 1970), pp. 227-230 4 .
Puccetti (Roland) Brain Bisection and Personal Identity 2 Abstract
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British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 24:339-355 (1973) 17 .
Puccetti (Roland) Mr. Brennan on Person's Brains 3 Abstract
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Analysis 31.1, 1970, pp. 30-32 3 .
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 .
Restak (Richard) 'A Power of Will' 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 3 10 .
Restak (Richard) An Ant in the British Museum 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 13 10 .
Restak (Richard) An Existential Illness 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 4 8 .
Restak (Richard) Becky and Lucy 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 8 16 .
Restak (Richard) Doctor Mountcastle's Curiosity 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 2 12 .
Restak (Richard) 'Is a Bee Smaller Than a House?' 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 5 22 .
Restak (Richard) 'On the Organ of the Soul' 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 1 24 .
Restak (Richard) The Alien Hand 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 9 12 .
Restak (Richard) The Face That Launched a Thousand Slips 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 7 10 .
Restak (Richard) The Flip of a Coin 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 10 14 .
Restak (Richard) The Illness of Maurice Ravel 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 12 14 .
Restak (Richard) The Modular Brain: Introduction 1 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Introduction 8 33%
Restak (Richard) The Papez Circuit 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 11 24 .
Restak (Richard) Time Stops for Mr. M 4 More
Restak - The Modular Brain, 1994, Chapter 6 8 .
Seifert (Josef) Is 'Brain Death' Actually Death 3 Abstract
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The Monist, Vol. 76, No. 2, Philosophical Aspects of Death and Dying (APRIL 1993),
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Shewmon (D. Alan) The Brain and Somatic Integration: Insights Into the Standard Biological Rationale for Equating “Brain Death” With Death 2 Abstract
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 457-478 22 .
Sinden (J.D.), Hodges (H.) & Gray (J.A.) Grafts and the art of mind's reconstruction 4 Abstract
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 79-86 7 .
Sinden (J.D.), Hodges (H.) & Gray (J.A.) Neural Transplantation and recovery of cognitive function 4 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 10 - 35 26 .
Stein (D.G.) & Glasier (M.M.) Are fetal brain tissue grafts necessary for the treatment of brain damage? 4 Abstract
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 86-90 5 .
Stein (D.G.) & Glasier (M.M.) Some Practical and theoretical issue concerning fetal brain tissue grafts as therapy for brain dysfunctions 4 More
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18.1, March 1995, pp. 36-45 10 .
Steinhart (Eric) Persons Versus Brains: Biological Intelligence in Human Organisms 1 Abstract
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Biology and Philosophy, Volume 16, Number 1, January 2001, pp. 3-27(25). 25 Yes
Taylor (Richard) Polarity 1 Abstract
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Taylor (Richard) - Metaphysics, Chapter 12 14 .
Theil (Stefan) Why the Human Brain Project Went Wrong - and How to Fix It 1 More
Scientific American, 1st October 2015 9 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain 1 Abstract
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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Death 1 Abstract
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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Cerebrum 1 Abstract
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Vanderwolf (C.H.) An Odyssey Through the Brain, Behavior and the Mind 2 More
Vanderwolf (C.H.) - An Odyssey Through the Brain, Behavior and the Mind 178 .
Veatch (Robert M.) The Evolution of Death and Dying Controversies 3 Abstract
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The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 39, No. 3 (May - Jun., 2009), pp. 16-19 4 .
Veatch (Robert M.) The Impending Collapse of the Whole-Brain Definition of Death 3 Abstract
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The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1993), pp. 18-24 7 .

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