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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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Difrisco (James) & Mossio (Matteo) Diachronic Identity in Complex Life Cycles: An Organizational Perspective 1 Abstract
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Dupré, J. (ed.): Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology, (History and Philosophy of Biology), Routledge, In press. 19 11%
Haber (Matt) Colonies Are Individuals: Revisiting the Superorganism Revival 1 Abstract
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F. Bouchard and P. Huneman (eds), From Groups to Individuals: Evolution and Emerging Individuality, The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013) 20 6%
Hershenov (David) Organisms and their Bodies: Response to LaPorte 1 Abstract
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Mind, Vol. 118, No. 471 (Jul., 2009), pp. 803-809 7 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%
Horvath ( Christopher D.) Some Questions about Identifying Individuals: Failed Intuitions about Organisms and Species 3 Abstract
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Philosophy of Science, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1997), pp. 654-668 15 .
Huneman (Philippe) & Wolfe (Charles T.) The Concept of Organism: Historical, Philosophical, Scientific Perspectives: Introduction 1 Abstract
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2/3, The Concept of Organism: Historical, Philosophical, Scientific Perspectives (2010), pp. 147-154 8 33%
LaPorte (Joseph) On Two Reasons for Denying That Bodies Can Outlast Life 1 Abstract
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Mind, Vol. 118, No. 471 (Jul., 2009), pp. 795-801 7 .
Lizza (John) Persons as Human Organisms 2 Abstract
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Lizza - Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death, 2006, Chapter 6 17 .
Lizza (John) Persons as Qualities or Phases of Human Organisms 1 Abstract
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Lizza - Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death, 2006, Chapter 7 40 .
Lockwood (Michael) Of Persons and Organisms: A Reply to Howsepian 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Feb., 1997), pp. 42-44 3 .
Madden (Rory) The Persistence of Animate Organisms 1 Abstract
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Draft, obtained from Madden's webpage 43 4%
Pradeu (Thomas) What is An Organism? An Immunological Answer 1 Abstract
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2/3, The Concept of Organism: Historical, Philosophical, Scientific Perspectives (2010), pp. 247-267 21 17%
Smith (Barry) & Varzi (Achille) Fiat and Bona Fide Boundaries 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Mar., 2000), pp. 401-420 20 11%
Smith (Barry) & Varzi (Achille) The Niche 1 Abstract
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Noûs, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun., 1999), pp. 214-238 25 5%
Symons (John) The Individuality of Artifacts and Organisms 3 Abstract
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2/3, The Concept of Organism: Historical, Philosophical, Scientific Perspectives (2010), pp. 233-246 14 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Organisms 1 Abstract
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Wiggins (David) Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism 1 Abstract
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Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity 10 22%
Wilson (Jack) Beyond Horses and Oak Trees: A New Theory of Individuation for Living Entities 1 Abstract
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Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 1, pp. 1-21 21 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Individuality and Equivocation 1 Abstract
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Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 3, pp. 48-68 21 Yes
Wilson (Jack) Ontological Butchery: Organism Concepts and Biological Generalizations 1 Abstract
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Philosophy of Science, Vol. 67, Supplement. Proceedings of the 1998 Biennial Meetings of the Philosophy of Science Association. Part II: Symposia Papers (Sep., 2000), pp. S301-S311 11 17%
Wilson (Jack) Personal Identity Naturalized: Our Bodies, Our Selves 1 Abstract
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Wilson, Jack - Biological Individuality: The identity and Persistence of Living Entities; 1999, Chap. 6, pp. 105-118 14 Yes
Wilson (Robert A.) & Barker (Matthew) The Biological Notion of Individual 1 Abstract
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Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, First published Thu Aug 9, 2007; substantive revision Sat Jan 12, 2013 26 5%

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