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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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Beck (Simon) Let's Exist Again (Like We Did Last Summer) 3 Abstract
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South African Journal of Philosophy, 2001, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p159, 12p; 12 .
Burke (Michael) Cohabitation, Stuff and Intermittent Existence 2 Abstract
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Mind, 89, No. 355, Jul., 1980, pp. 391-405 15 .
Burke (Michael) Introduction to Existence 1 More
Hales (Steven D.), Ed. - Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings 6 .
Butchvarov (Panayot) Existence 1 More
Butchvarov - Being Qua Being, 1979, Chapter 4 40 .
Cartwright (Richard) Negative Existentials 2 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy 57, No. 20/21, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division: Symposium Papers To be Presented at the Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Yale University, December 27-29, 1960. (Sep. 29 - Oct. 13, 1960), pp. 629-639 11 .
Cusmariu (Arnold) Nonexistence Without Nonexistents 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies 1978, 33: 409-412 4 .
Fitting (Melvin) & Mendelsohn (Richard) Existence and Actualist Quantification 3 Abstract
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Fitting & Mendelsohn - First-order Modal Logic 24 .
Follesdal (Dagfinn) Knowledge, Identity and Existence 4 Abstract
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Theoria 33.1, 1967, 1-27 27 .
Gilmore (Cody) Balashov on Special Relativity, Coexistence and Temporal Parts 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies 109: 241-263 (June 2002) 21 .
Hawley (Katherine) Vagueness and Existence 2 Abstract
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CII (2001-2),
pp. 125-140
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Heintz (John) Property Existence and Identity 3 More
Journal of Philosophy 70, No. 19, Nov. 8, 1973, pp. 734-743 10 .
Kaufman (Frederik) Pre-Vital and Post-Mortem Non-Existence 2 Abstract
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American Philosophical Quarterly, 36.1, January 1999, pp. 1-19 19 .
Mason (Franklin) How Not to Prove the Existence of ‘Atomless Gunk’ 3 Abstract
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Ratio; Jun2000, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p175, 11p 11 .
McGinn (Colin) Existence 1 Abstract
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McGinn - Logical Properties, 2000, Chapter 2 37 17%
Monaghan (P.X.) Vague Objects and Existence 2 Abstract
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Metaphysica 5.1 (2004), pp. 59-66 8 .
Penelhum (Terence) Survival and Disembodied Existence: A Heretical Postscript 4 More
Penelhum - Survival and Disembodied Existence, 1970, Chapter 10 6 .
Penelhum (Terence) Survival and Disembodied Existence: Preliminaries 2 More
Penelhum - Survival and Disembodied Existence, 1970, Chapter 1 18 .
Perrett (Roy W.) Disembodied Existence 3 Abstract
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Perrett - Death and Immortality - 1987, Chapter 6 24 .
Prior (Arthur N.) Time, Existence, and Identity 3 Abstract
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Prior - Papers on Time and Tense, Chapter 8 10 .
Rescher (Nicholas) On Explaining Existence: Real Possibility as the Key to Actuality 3 More
From Rescher's The Riddle of Existence, 1984. 19 .
Routley (Richard) Existence and identity in quantified modal logics 5 Abstract
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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 10, no. 2 (1969), 113–149 37 .
Routley (Richard) Non-existence does not exist 5 Abstract
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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 11, no. 3 (1970), 289–320 32 .
Routley (Richard) Some things do not exist 5 Abstract
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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 7, no. 3 (1966), 251–276 26 .
Salmon (Nathan) Existence 2 Abstract
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Salmon (Nathan) - Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning, 2005 41 .
Simons (Peter) Temporary Parts and Intermittent Existence 2 Abstract
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Simons - Parts: A Study in Ontology, 1987, Chapter 5 37 .
Smith (Nicholas J.J.) A Plea For Things That Aren't Quite All There, or, Is There a Problem about Vague Composition and Vague Existence? 2 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming) 29 .
Strawson (Peter) Logical Subjects and Existence 1 Abstract
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Strawson - Individuals, Chapter 8 20 .
Stroud (Barry) The Continued and Distinct Existence of Bodies 2 More
Stroud - Hume, 1977 22 .
Thomson (James F.) Is Existence a Predicate? 2 More
Strawson - Philosophical Logic (Oxford Readings) 4 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Existence 1 Abstract
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Van Inwagen (Peter) McGinn on Existence 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 36-58 17 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Vagueness of Existence 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 19 14 .
Williams (Christopher) Existence and Being 1 Abstract
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Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?, Chapter 1 16 20%
Williams (Christopher) 'Existence is not a Predicate' 1 Abstract
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Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?, Chapter 2 25 .
Williams (Christopher) Existence, Validity, and Instantiation 1 More
Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?, Chapter 11 13 .
Williams (Christopher) Intentional Inexistence and Referential Opacity 1 More
Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?, Chapter 9 24 .
Williams (Christopher) Tensed Existential Propositions 1 More
Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?, Chapter 5 45 .
Williams (Christopher) What is Existence? Preface 1 Abstract
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Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?, Preface 5 .
Williams (S.G.) Existence 3 More
Kim & Sosa - A Companion to Metaphysics 5 .
Williamson (Timothy) Necessary Existents 3 Abstract
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Published in A. O’Hear, ed., Logic, Thought and Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 233-251 26 .

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