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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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Barrow (John) Living in a Simulated Universe 3 Abstract
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Bostrom (Nick) Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 53, No. 211, pp. 243-255 11 Yes
Bostrom (Nick) Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? 2 Abstract
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Birkbeck Philosophy Society, 11th February 2003 10 .
Bostrom (Nick) How Long Before Superintelligence? 1 Abstract
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Personal Website. 16 Yes
Bostrom (Nick) The Simulation Argument: Reply to Weatherson 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly, 2005, Vol. 55, No. 218, pp. 90-97 4 .
Brueckner (Anthony) Brains in a Vat 2 Abstract
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The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 83, No. 3 (Mar., 1986) (pp. 148-167) 20 .
Brueckner (Anthony) If I Am a Brain in a Vat, Then I Am Not a Brain in a Vat 2 Abstract
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Mind, New Series, Vol. 101, No. 401 (Jan., 1992), pp. 123-128 6 .
Brueckner (Anthony) The Simulation Argument Again 2 More
Analysis, Vol. 68, No. 3 (Jul., 2008) (pp. 224-226) 3 .
Chalmers (David) The Matrix as Metaphysics 1 Abstract
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Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 37 Yes
Clark (Andy) The Twisted Matrix: Dream, Simulation, or Hybrid? 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 21 .
Dreyfus (Hubert L.) & Dreyfus (S.D.) Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 27 .
Driver (Julia) Artificial Ethics 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 10 .
Fredkin (Edward) A New Cosmogony 3 Abstract
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Fredkin (Edward) A Physicist's Model of Computation 3 Abstract
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Fredkin (Edward) Digital Mechanics (Book) 3 More
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Fredkin (Edward) Finite Nature 3 Abstract
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Grau (Christopher) Bad Dreams, Evil Demons, and the Experience Machine: Philosophy and The Matrix 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 14 .
Grau (Christopher) Philosophers Explore 'The Matrix': Introduction 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 7 .
Hanley (Richard) Never the Twain Shall Meet: Reflections on the Very First Matrix 3 More
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Madden (Rory) Could a Brain in a Vat Self-Refer? 1 Abstract
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European Journal of Philosophy, 2010 20 6%
Mawson (Tim J.) Morpheus and Berkeley on Reality 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 16 .
McGinn (Colin) The Matrix of Dreams 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 9 .
McKenna (Michael) Neo's Freedom … Whoa! 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 21 .
Murray (David) Disembodied Brains 2 Abstract
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1969-70, 121-140 20 .
Partridge (John) Plato's Cave and The Matrix 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 19 .
Pryor (James) What's So Bad about Living in the Matrix 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 22 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brains in Vats 1 Abstract
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Wagner (Rachel) & Flannery-Dailey (Frances) Wake Up! Worlds of Illusion in Gnosticism, Buddhism, and The Matrix Project 3 More
Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 31 .
Warwick (Kevin) The Matrix - Our Future? 3 More
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Weatherson (Brian) Are You a Sim? 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 53: 425-31 9 .

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