Section : Problem of the Many

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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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Carter (William) 'Partist' Resistance to the Many: Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 68, No. 3, May 2004, pp. 713-723 11 Yes
Chihara (Charles S.) The Many Persons Problem 2 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies 76, 45-49, 1994 5 .
Doyle (Robert O.) The Problem of the Many 1 More
Personal Website 3 .
Hershenov (David) The Thesis of Vague Objects and Unger's Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Papers, 30:1, March 2001, 47-57 11 11%
Hudson (Hud) The Many Problematic Solutions To the Problem Of the Many 1 Abstract
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Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person, 2001, Chapter 1 34 5%
Jones (Nicholas K.) Too Many Cats: The Problem of the Many and the Metaphysics of Vagueness 1 Abstract
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Ph.D. Dissertation, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2010 267 .
Lewis (David) Many, But Almost One 1 Abstract
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Lewis - Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology 19 8%
Lowe (E.J.) Review of Peter Unger's - 'All the Power in the World' 3 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 233 (Oct., 2008), pp. 745-747 3 Yes
Lowe (E.J.) The Problems of the Many and the Vagueness of Constitution 3 Abstract
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Analysis 55.3, July 1995, pp. 179-182 4 .
McKinnon (Neil) A New Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 230, Special Issue: Existence and Identity (Jan., 2008), pp. 80-97 18 13%
McKinnon (Neil) Supervaluations and the Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), Vol. 52, No. 208 (Jul., 2002), pp. 320-339 20 .
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Temporal Parts 1 Abstract
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What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology, Chapter 5 (November 2007: Oxford University Press.) 28 29%
Sanford (David H.) The Problem of the Many, Many Composition Questions, and Naive Mereology 3 Abstract
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Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 219-228 10 33%
Schiffer (Stephen) Two Issues of Vagueness 3 Abstract
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The Monist, Vol. 81, No. 2, Vagueness (April 1998), pp. 193-214 22 .
Sutton (Catherine S.) Almost One, Overlap and Function 1 Abstract
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Analysis 75, no. 1 (2015): 45–52 6 33%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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Tye (Michael) Fuzzy Realism and the Problem of the Many 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 81, No. 2/3, (Mar., 1996), pp. 215-225 11 .
Unger (Peter) The Mental Problems of the Many 1 Abstract
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol.1 (2004): 195-222 27 12%
Unger (Peter) The Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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Midwest Studies in Philosophy V, 1980, pp. 411-67 57 9%
Unger (Peter) Why We Really May Be Immaterial Souls 2 Abstract
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Unger - All the Power in the World, 2006, Chapter 7 108 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) Naive Mereology, Admissible Valuations, and Other Matters 3 Abstract
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Nous, 27, No. 2, Jun., 1993, pp. 229-234 6 .
Van Inwagen (Peter) Précis of Material Beings 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53, No. 3, Sep., 1993, pp. 683-686 4 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) The Problem of the Many and the Vagueness of Composition 1 More
Van Inwagen - Material Beings; 1990; Ch. 17 15 .
Weatherson (Brian) Stages, Worms, Slices and Lumps 2 Abstract
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Personal Website 58 .
Weatherson (Brian) The Problem of the Many 1 Abstract
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Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2003-14 32 6%
Williams (J. Robbie G.) An Argument for the Many 1 Abstract
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 106 (2006), pp. 411-419 9 .

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