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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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Balaguer (Mark) Anti-Metaphysicalism, Necessity, and Temporal Ontology 2 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 92 (January 2016), pp. 145-167 23 5%
Bricker (Phillip) Absolute Actuality and the Plurality of Worlds 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 20, Metaphysics (2006), pp. 41-76 36 .
Bricker (Phillip) Concrete Possible Worlds 1 Abstract
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Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. - Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics 24 14%
Bricker (Phillip) David Lewis: On the Plurality of Worlds 1 Abstract
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Central Works of Philosophy, Volume 5: The Twentieth Century: Quine and After, Ed. John Shand, McGill, June 2006, pp. 246 - 267 22 .
Campbell (Douglas Ian) The Eightfold Way: Why Analyticity, Apriority and Necessity are Independent 3 Abstract
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Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 17, No. 25, December 2017, pp. 1-17 17 13%
Chisholm (Roderick) Identity Through Possible Worlds: Some Questions 2 Abstract
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Chisholm - On Metaphysics, Chapter 3 8 Yes
Fine (Kit) Essence and Modality 1 Abstract
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Kim, Jaegwon, Daniel Korman, and Ernest Sosa, eds. 2012. Metaphysics: An Anthology, Second Edition. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell). 13 17%
Funkhouser (Eric) Notes on Fine, 'Essence and Modality' 1 Abstract
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Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 2 .
Funkhouser (Eric) Notes on Kripke, 'Identity and Necessity' 1 Abstract
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Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 1 .
Funkhouser (Eric) Notes on Lewis, 'A Philosopher's Paradise' 1 Abstract
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Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 2 .
Funkhouser (Eric) Notes on Plantinga, 'Modalities: Basic Concepts and Distinctions' 1 Abstract
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Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014 2 .
Geach (Peter) The Perils of Pauline 3 Abstract
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The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Dec., 1969), pp. 287-300 14 .
Hale (Bob) The Basis of Necessity and Possibility 2 Abstract
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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, Volume 82 (Metaphysics) - July 2018, pp. 109-138 30 4%
Hawley (Katherine) Modality 1 Abstract
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Hawley - How Things Persist, Chapter 6 33 .
Heller (Mark) Worlds, Pluriverses, and Minds 1 Abstract
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Zimmerman (Dean), Ed. - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 3 22 .
Kripke (Saul) Philosophical Troubles: Collected Papers, Volume 1 - Introduction 1 More
Kripke (Saul) - Philosophical Troubles: Collected Papers, Volume 1 4 .
Leech (Jessica) Essence and Mere Necessity 2 Abstract
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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, Volume 82 (Metaphysics) - July 2018, pp. 309-332 24 5%
Leibowitz (Alex) Notes on Plantinga, “Modalities: Basic Concepts and Distinctions” 1 More
Author's personal Website (Blog) 2 .
Lewis (David) Counterparts or Double Lives (Selections) 1 Abstract
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Lewis - On the Plurality of Worlds, 1986, Chapter 4 22 25%
Mackie (Penelope) Coincidence and modal predicates 1 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 67, No. 1 (Jan., 2007), pp. 21-31 11 22%
McGinn (Colin) Necessity 2 Abstract
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McGinn - Logical Properties, 2000, Chapter 4 18 .
Melia (Joseph) Ersatz Possible Worlds 1 Abstract
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Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. - Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics 18 20%
Melia (Joseph) Introduction to Modality 1 Abstract
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Melia - Modality, 2003, Chapter 1 20 Yes
Merricks (Trenton) The End of Counterpart Theory 2 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 100, No. 10 (Oct., 2003), pp. 521-549 29 .
Miller (Kristie) Defending Contingentism in Metaphysics 1 Abstract
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Dialectica, Vol. 63, No. 1 (March 2009), pp. 23-49 27 4%
Miller (Kristie) The Existential Quantifier, Composition and Contingency 1 Abstract
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Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 73, No. 2 (September 2010), pp. 211-235 25 5%
Noonan (Harold) Moderate Monism and Modality 1 Abstract
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Analysis, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Jan., 2008), pp. 88-94 7 33%
Parfit (Derek) Persons, Bodies, and Human Beings 1 Abstract
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Sider (Ted), Hawthorne (John) & Zimmerman (Dean), Eds. - Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics 32 7%
Parsons (Terence) Essentialism and Quantified Modal Logic 3 Abstract
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The Philosophical Review, Vol. 78, No. 1 (Jan., 1969), pp. 35-52 18 .
Parsons (Terence) Grades of Essentialism in Quantified Modal Logic 3 Abstract
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Noûs, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May, 1967), pp. 181-191 11 .
Plantinga (Alvin) De Re et De Dicto 2 Abstract
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Nous, 3, No. 3, Sep., 1969, pp. 235-258 24 .
Plantinga (Alvin) Modalities: Basic Concepts and Distinctions 1 Abstract
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Kim, Jaegwon, Daniel Korman, and Ernest Sosa, eds. 2012. Metaphysics: An Anthology, Second Edition. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell); pp. 135-140 6 33%
Raatikainen (Panu) Putnam, Languages and Worlds 4 Abstract
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Dialectica, Vol. 55, No. 2 (2001), pp. 167-174 8 .
Rescher (Nicholas) On Explaining Existence: Real Possibility as the Key to Actuality 3 More
From Rescher's The Riddle of Existence, 1984. 19 .
Sider (Ted) Global Supervenience and Identity Across Times and Worlds 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (1999): 913–937 25 14%
Sider (Ted) Intrinsic Properties 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 83, No. 1 (Jul., 1996), pp. 1-27 27 4%
Stalnaker (Robert) The Interaction Of Modality with Quantification and Identity 3 Abstract
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Stalnaker - Ways a World Might Be, Chapter 8 19 .
Sturgeon (Scott) Zombies and Ghosts 1 Abstract
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Sturgeon - Matters of Mind, Chapter 5 20 67%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Modality 1 Abstract
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Wiggins (David) Existence and Contingency - A Note 3 More
Philosophy, Vol. 78, No. 306 (Oct., 2003), pp. 483-494 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%
Williamson (Timothy) Spaces of Possibility 1 Abstract
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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, Volume 82 (Metaphysics) - July 2018, pp. 189-204 16 7%
Williamson (Timothy) Stalnaker on the Interaction of Modality with Quantification and Identity 3 Abstract
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To appear in a festschrift for Robert Stalnaker, edited by Judith Thomson (Oxford University Press) 48 .
Woodward (Richard) Is Modal Fictionalism Artificial 3 Abstract
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Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (2011) 535–550 16 .
Woodward (Richard) Why Modal Fictionalism Is Not Self-Defeating 2 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 139, No. 2 (May, 2008), pp. 273-288 16 20%
Yablo (Stephen) Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility? 3 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 53, No. 1, Mar., 1993, pp. 1-42 42 .

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