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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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Agar (Nicholas) Biocentrism and the Concept of Life 1 Abstract
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Ethics, Vol. 108, No. 1 (Oct., 1997), pp. 147-168 22 11%
Archard (David) Procreating 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 14 12 8%
Bedau (Mark A.) The Nature of Life 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 1 19 6%
Bedau (Mark A.) The Nature of Life 1 Abstract
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Margaret Boden, ed., 1996, The Philosophy of Artificial Life (Oxford University Press), pp. 332-357 16 .
Borgonie (Gaetan) & Lau (Maggie) Life goes deeper 1 More
Aeon, 24 November, 2017 9 Yes
Cairns-Smith (A.G.) Summing up: The Seven Clues 3 Abstract
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Cairns-Smith - Seven Clues to the Origin of Life - A Scientific Detective Story 3 Yes
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%
Dupre (John) & O'Malley (Maureen A.) Varieties of Living Things: Life at the Intersection of Lineage and Metabolism 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Theoretical Biology (2009) 1:e003 25 .
Emilsson (Eyjolfur K.) On the Length of a Good Life 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 7 14 8%
Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) Great Myths of Aging: Living Contexts 1 Abstract
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Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging, Chapter 4 26 14%
Feldman (Fred) Life-Functional Theories of Life 1 Abstract
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Feldman - Confrontations with the Reaper, Chapter 2 17 Yes
Feldman (Fred) Vitalist Theories of Life 1 Abstract
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Feldman - Confrontations with the Reaper, Chapter 3 17 Yes
Flitch (Crawford J. E.) The Tragic Sense of Life: Introductory Essay 1 More
Unomono (Miguel De) - The Tragic Sense of Life 21 33%
Gert (Bernard), Lizza (John), Youngner (Stuart) & Chiong (Winston) Matters of 'Life' and 'Death' 1 Abstract
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The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 36, No. 3 (May - Jun., 2006), pp. 4-6 3 Yes
Kaag (John) The greatest use of life 2 Abstract
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Aeon, 01 October, 2018 10 33%
Kazez (Jean) Life Doesn't Begin at Conception 1 Abstract
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The Philosophers' Magazine, 3rd November 2017 3 Yes
Laqueur (Thomas) Ghosts and ghouls haunt the living with a message about life 1 More
Aeon, 11 January, 2017 3 Yes
Lemos (Noah) Assessing Lives 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 6 17 7%
Lizza (John) Where's Waldo? The 'decapitation gambit' and the definition of death 2 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 37, No. 12 (December 2011), pp. 743-746 4 .
Luper (Steven) Life's Meaning 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 12 17 .
Luper (Steven) The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death: Introduction 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014 12 42%
Marsa (Linda) The longevity gap 1 More
Aeon, 02 July, 2014 4 Yes
McFadden (Johnjoe) Life is quantum 1 Abstract
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Aeon, 29 October, 2014 6 Yes
Oderberg (David) Synthetic Life and the Bruteness of Immanent Causation 1 Abstract
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E. Feser (ed.) Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013): 206-35 30 12%
Pross (Addy) Biology is Chemistry 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 7 38 Yes
Pross (Addy) Biology's Crisis of Identity 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 6 11 Yes
Pross (Addy) Life’s restlessness 1 More
Aeon, 29 April, 2014 6 Yes
Pross (Addy) Living Things are so Very Strange 1 Abstract
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Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 1 31 Yes
Pross (Addy) Stability and Instability 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 4 24 Yes
Pross (Addy) The Knotty Origin of Life Problem 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 5 29 Yes
Pross (Addy) The Quest for a Theory of Life 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 2 11 Yes
Pross (Addy) Understanding 'Understanding' 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 3 15 Yes
Pross (Addy) What Is Life? 1 Abstract
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Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology, Chapter 8 33 Yes
Pross (Addy) What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology: Preface 1 More
Pross (Addy) - What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology 7 Yes
Ruse (Michael) Does life have a purpose? 1 More
Aeon, 24 June, 2013 8 Yes
Skillings (Derek J.) Life is not easily bounded 1 More
Aeon, 24 October, 2017 11 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Animation 1 Abstract
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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Life 1 Abstract
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Tymieniecka (Anna-Teresa) & Zalewski (Zbigniew), Eds. Life: The Human Being between Life and Death 3 More
Tymieniecka (Anna-Teresa) & Zalewski (Zbigniew), Eds. - Life: The Human Being between Life and Death 316 .
Tymieniecka (Anna-Teresa), Ed. The Origins of Life: The Primogenital Matrix Of Life And Its Context 4 More
Tymieniecka (Anna-Teresa), Ed. - The Origins of Life: The Primogenital Matrix Of Life And Its Context 383 .
Unamuno (Miguel De), Flitch (Crawford J. E.) The Tragic Sense of Life 1 More
Unomono (Miguel De) - The Tragic Sense of Life 332 4%
Velleman (David) The Rights to a Life 1 Abstract
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Written for a conference on “Life-Writing” at the Huntington Library, March 2012 12 25%
Warren (James) The Symmetry Problem 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 10 16 7%

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