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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.


Author Title Priority Abstract Source Pages Read?
Copeland (B. Jack) & Proudfoot (Diane) Alan Turing’s Forgotten Ideas in Computer Science 3 Abstract
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Scientific American , Vol. 280, No. 4 (April 1999), pp. 98-103 6 .
Copeland (B. Jack) & Proudfoot (Diane) What Turing Did after He Invented the Universal Turing Machine 3 Abstract
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Journal of Logic, Language, and Information, Vol. 9, No. 4, Special Issue on Alan Turing and Artificial Intelligence (Oct., 2000), pp. 491-509 19 .
Deutsch (David) Creative blocks 1 More
Aeon, 03 October, 2012 14 Yes
Hofstadter (Douglas) Who Shoves Whom around inside the Careenium? Or What Is the Meaning of the Word 'I'? 3 More
Synthese, Vol. 53, No. 2, Matters of the Mind (Nov., 1982), pp. 189-218 30 .
Kurzweil (Ray) The Age of Spiritual Machines 3 More
Kurzweil (Ray) - The Age of Spiritual Machines 388 .
Nagel (Thomas) Searle: Why We Are Not Computers 1 Abstract
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Nagel (Thomas) - Other Minds - Critical Essays 1969 - 1994 17 20%
Steele (Guy L.) Comments on Hofstadter's 'Who Shoves Whom around inside the Careenium?' 3 Abstract
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Synthese, Vol. 53, No. 2, Matters of the Mind (Nov., 1982), pp. 219-226 8 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Uploading 1 Abstract
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