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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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Allen (Robert) The Mereology of Events 4 Abstract
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Sorites 16, December 2005 15 .
Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) Talking about a Universalist World 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies: Vol. 130, No. 3 (Sep., 2006), pp. 499-534 36 3%
Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) The Physics of Extended Simples 1 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul., 2006), pp. 222-226 5 17%
Brennan (Andrew) Structure and Stuff 2 Abstract
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Brennan - Conditions of Identity, 1988, Chapter 6 37 .
Brennan (Andrew) Structure and Survival 2 Abstract
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Brennan - Conditions of Identity, 1988, Chapter 3 22 .
Calosi (Claudio) Is Parthood Identity? 3 Abstract
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Retrieved from Academia.edu 16/12/18; "Final Version to be published in Synthese" 16 13%
Chisholm (Roderick) Mereological Essentialism 3 More
Chisholm - Person and Object, Appendix B 11 .
Chisholm (Roderick) Mereological Essentialism: Further Considerations 4 Abstract
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Review of Metaphysics 28, 1975, pp. 477–484 12 .
Chisholm (Roderick) Parts As Essential To Their Wholes 3 Abstract
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Chisholm - On Metaphysics, Chapter 7 24 .
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.) Composition (Parts and Wholes) 1 More
Personal Website 9 56%
Fairchild (Maegan) & Hawthorne (John) Against Conservatism in Metaphysics 3 Abstract
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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, Volume 82 (Metaphysics) - July 2018, pp. 45-75 31 4%
Fine (Kit) Compounds and Aggregates 4 More
Nous, June 1994; 28(2): 137-158 22 .
Fine (Kit) Things and Their Parts 4 Abstract
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Midwest Studies In Philosophy; 1999, Vol. XXIII Issue 1, p61, 14p 14 .
Gilmore (Cody) Location and Mereology 1 Abstract
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Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2013-18 53 7%
Hawley (Katherine) Almost Identical, Almost Innocent 1 Abstract
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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, Volume 82 (Metaphysics) - July 2018, pp. 249-263 15 17%
Hershenov (David) Organisms, Artifacts, and Eliminativism 1 Abstract
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Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. (Resubmission Requested). 33 4%
Hershenov (David) Persons as Proper Parts of Organisms 1 Abstract
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Theoria, 71:1, 2005, 29-37 9 17%
Hudson (Hud) Vagueness and Composition 1 Abstract
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Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person, 2001, Chapter 3 41 .
Hughes (Christopher) Is a Thing Just the Sum of Its Parts 1 Abstract
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 86 (1985 - 1986), pp. 213-233 21 17%
Jubien (Michael) A Theory of Names 3 Abstract
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Jubien - Ontology, Modality, and the Fallacy of Reference, 1993, Chapter 4 36 .
Lewis (David) Composition As Identity 1 Abstract
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Lewis - Parts of Classes, Section 3.6 7 Yes
Lewis (David) Rearrangement of Particles: Reply to Lowe 2 Abstract
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Analysis 48, 1988, pp. 65-72 9 17%
Lowe (E.J.) Entity, Identity and Unity 2 Abstract
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Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 48, No. 2/3, Analytical Ontology (1998), pp. 191-208 18 .
Lowe (E.J.) Mereological Extensionality, Supplementation, and Material Constitution 1 Abstract
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The Monist, Vol. 96, No. 1, Constitution and Composition (January, 2013), pp. 131-148 18 20%
Lowe (E.J.) Parts and Wholes 1 Abstract
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Lowe (E.J.) - More Kinds of Being: Chapter 7 12 .
Lowe (E.J.) Parts and Wholes 3 More
Lowe - Kinds of Being, 1989, Chapter 6 41 .
Madden (Rory) Thinking Parts 1 Abstract
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Blatti & Snowdon - Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, 2016: Part II, Chapter 9, pp. 180-207 40 18%
Markosian (Ned) Restricted Composition 1 Abstract
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Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. - Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics 24 10%
McKinnon (Neil) A New Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 80-97 18 13%
McKinnon (Neil) Supervaluations and the Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 52, No. 208 (Jul., 2002), pp. 320-339 20 .
Meirav (Ariel) Wholes, Sums and Unities 2 More
Meirav (Ariel) - Wholes, Sums and Unities 315 .
Mellor (D.H.) Micro-composition 1 Abstract
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Birkbeck Philosophy Society, 15 Jan 2008 16 33%
Merricks (Trenton) Composition as Identity, Mereological Essentialism, and Counterpart Theory 3 Abstract
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Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 77: 192-195. June 1999. 4 .
Miller (Kristie) Defending Substantivism About Disputes In The Metaphysics Of Composition 2 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy 111 (9-10), 2014:529-556 28 4%
Miller (Kristie) Sparse Parts 3 Abstract
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Sorites 17, December 2006 18 .
Miller (Kristie) Stuff 2 Abstract
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American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 2009), pp. 1-18 18 13%
Moltmann (Friederike) Ontological Dependence, Spatial Location, and Part Structure 2 Abstract
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Claudio Masolo, Roberta Ferrario, Stefano Borgo and Laure Vieu (eds.): Ontology Makes Sense. Essays in Honor of Nicola Guarino 10 22%
Newman (Andrew) On the Constitution of Solid Objects out of Atoms 1 Abstract
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The Monist, Vol. 96, No. 1, Constitution and Composition (January, 2013), pp. 149-171 23 14%
Oderberg (David) Survivalism, Corruptionism, and Mereology 1 Abstract
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European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (2012): 1-26 26 5%
Perrett (Roy W.) The Momentariness of Simples 3 Abstract
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Philosophy - 79, Jul2004, Issue 309, p435-445, 11p, 1 diagram 11 .
Plantinga (Alvin) On Mereological Essentialism 3 Abstract
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Review of Metaphysics 1975, pp. 468-476 9 .
Rea (Michael) In Defense of Mereological Universalism 4 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58, No. 2, Jun., 1998, pp. 347-360 14 .
Salmon (Nathan) Modal Paradox: Parts and Counterparts, Points and Counterpoints 2 Abstract
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Salmon - Reference and Essence, 2005, Appendix 4 72 .
Salmon (Nathan) Wholes, Parts, and Numbers 3 Abstract
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Salmon (Nathan) - Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning, 2005 14 12%
Sanford (David H.) Distinctness and non-identity 3 Abstract
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Analysis 65, October 2005, pp. 269-274(6) 6 .
Sanford (David H.) The Problem of the Many, Many Composition Questions, and Naive Mereology 3 Abstract
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Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 219-228 10 33%
Scala (Mark) Homogeneous Simples 4 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64, 2002, 393-397 5 .
Scaltsas (Theodore) Is a Whole Identical to its Parts? 3 Abstract
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Mind, Vol. 99, No. 396, Oct., 1990, pp. 583-598 16 .
Scaltsas (Theodore) The Ship of Theseus 3 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jun., 1980), pp. 152-157 6 .
Sides (Carl Brock) Mereological Nihilism and the Limits of Paraphrase 4 Abstract
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Simons (Peter) Essential Parts 2 Abstract
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Simons - Parts: A Study in Ontology, 1987, Chapter 7 37 .
Skow (Bradford) Haecceitism, Anti-Haecceitism and Possible Worlds 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 98-107 10 22%
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) 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 .
Sutton (Catherine S.) Colocated Objects, Tally-Ho: A Solution to the Grounding Problem 1 Abstract
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Mind 121, no. 483 (July 2012): 703 –730 28 4%
Sutton (Catherine S.) Composition as Identity - A Resource Page 1 Abstract
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Virginia Commonwealth University website 4 33%
Sutton (Catherine S.) The Supervenience Solution to the Too-Many-Thinkers Problem 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly 64, no. 257 (October 2014): 619 –639 20 11%
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 - Mereology 1 Abstract
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Van Cleve (James) Mereological Essentialism, Mereological Conjunctivism, and Identity Through Time 3 Abstract
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Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol XI) - Studies in Essentialism 16 .
Van Cleve (James) The Moon and Sixpence: a Defense of Mereological Universalism 1 Abstract
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Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. - Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics 20 11%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Answers to the Special Composition Question According to Which Composition Occurs When Combinations of Various Types of Physical Bonding Occur 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 6 11 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) Answers to the Special Composition Question According to Which Composition Occurs When Some Type of Physical Bonding Occurs 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 7 5 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) Can Mereological Sums Change their Parts 1 More
Journal of Philosophy 103: 614-630 17 7%
Van Inwagen (Peter) Composition As Identity 2 Abstract
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Van Inwagen - Ontology, Identity and Modality, Part II: Identity, Chapter 6 16 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) Naive Mereology, Admissible Valuations, and Other Matters 3 Abstract
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Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 229-234 6 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Doctrine of Arbitrary Undetached Parts 1 Abstract
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Van Inwagen - Ontology, Identity and Modality, Part II: Identity, Chapter 5 20 .
Varzi (Achille) Mereological Commitments 3 Abstract
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Dialectica 54:4 (2000), 283-305 26 .
Varzi (Achille) Mereology 1 Abstract
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Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2003-9 76 2%
Varzi (Achille) Parts, Wholes, and Part-Whole Relations: The Prospects of Mereotopology 3 Abstract
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Data and Knowledge Engineering, 20:3 (1996), 259-86 37 .
Varzi (Achille) The Extensionality of Parthood and Composition 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 108-133 26 5%
Varzi (Achille) Undetached Parts and Disconnected Wholes 3 Abstract
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Christer Svennerlind, Jan Almäng, and Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.), Johanssonian Investigations. Essays in Honour of Ingvar Johansson on His Seventieth Birthday, Frankfurt, Ontos Verlag, 2013, pp. 696–708. 11 17%
Wandinger (Nikolaus) Masses of Stuff and Identity 2 More
Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 48, No. 2/3, Analytical Ontology (1998), pp. 303-307 5 .
Wiggins (David) Mereological Essentialism and Chisholm on Parts, Wholes, and Primary Things 1 Abstract
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Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity 10 22%
Wiggins (David) On Singling Out an Object Determinately 2 More
Pettit & McDowell - Subject, Thought and Context, 1986 12 .
Wiggins (David) The De Re 'Must', Individuative Essentialism, and the Necessity of Identity 1 Abstract
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Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity 26 10%
Yi (Byeong-Uk) Is Mereology Ontologically Innocent? 4 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies 93, 1999, 141-160 20 .
Zimmerman (Dean) Criteria of Identity and the 'Identity Mystics' 2 Abstract
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Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 48, No. 2/3, Analytical Ontology (1998), pp. 281-301 21 .

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