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  1. Will I Be a Dead Person?W. R. Carter - 1999 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (1):167-171.
    Eric Olsen argues from the fact that we once existed as fetal individuals to the conclusion that the Standard View of personal identity in mistaken. I shall establish that a similar argument focusing upon dead people opposes Olson's favored Biological View of personal identity.
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  2. Our Bodies, Our Selves.W. R. Carter - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (3):308-319.
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    Identity, Consciousness and Value.W. R. Carter - 1990 - Ethics 102 (4):849-851.
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  4. Why Personal Identity is Animal Identity.W. R. Carter - 1990 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 11:71-81.
     
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    Do Zygotes Become People?W. R. Carter - 1982 - Mind 91 (361):77-95.
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    Dion’s Left Foot.W. R. Carter - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (2):371-379.
    Two recent papers by Michael Burke bearing upon the persistence of people and commonplace things illustrate the fact that the quest for synchronic ontological economy is likely to encourage a disturbing diachronic proliferation of entities. This discussion argues that Burke's promise of ontological economy is seriously compromised by the fact that his proposed metaphysic does violence to standard intuitions concerning the persistence of people and commonplace things. In effect, Burke would have us achieve synchronic economy (rejection of coincident entities) by (...)
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    On A Priori Contingent Truths.W. R. Carter - 1976 - Analysis 36 (2):105 - 106.
  8. Impeccability Revisited.W. R. Carter - 1985 - Analysis 45 (1):52 - 55.
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    Once and Future Persons.W. R. Carter - 1980 - American Philosophical Quarterly 17 (1):61 - 66.
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    ‘Partist’ Resistance to the Many.W. R. Carter - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):713-723.
    We are confronted by a metaphysical problem and discover, to our dismay, that standard proposals for its resolution have strongly counterintuitive corollaries. That naturally encourages consideration of previously overlooked or neglected ways out of the problem. As it turns out, one of these unorthodox proposals has a leg up on the various standard ways out of our problem. Metaphysical progress.
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    Death and Bodily Transfiguration.W. R. Carter - 1984 - Mind 93 (371):412-418.
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    Omnipotence and Sin.W. R. Carter - 1982 - Analysis 42 (2):102 - 105.
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    Grice on Promising on Condition.W. R. Carter - 1969 - Analysis 30 (1):31 - 32.
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    On Contingent Identity and Temporal Worms.W. R. Carter - 1982 - Philosophical Studies 41 (2):213 - 230.
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    Many Minds, No Persons.W. R. Carter - 2002 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):55-70.
    Four non-Cartesian conceptions of a person are considered. I argue tor one of these, a position called animalism. I reject the idea that a (human) person coincides with, but is numerically distinct from, a certain human animal. Coinciding physical beings would both be psychological subjects. I argue that such subjects could not engage in self-reference. Since self-reference (or the capacity tor self-reference) is a necessary condition for being a person, no physical subject coincident with another such subject can be a (...)
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    On Promising the Unwanted.W. R. Carter - 1973 - Analysis 33 (3):88 - 92.
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    Artifacts of Theseus: Fact and Fission.W. R. Carter - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61 (3):248 – 265.
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    The Concept of Identity. [REVIEW]W. R. Carter - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (3):468.
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    On Transworld Event Identity.W. R. Carter - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (3):443-452.
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    Agent Causality.W. R. Carter - 1979 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 28:71-79.
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    Dion’s Left Foot.W. R. Carter - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (2):371-379.
    Two recent papers by Michael Burke bearing upon the persistence of people and commonplace things illustrate the fact that the quest for synchronic ontological economy is likely to encourage a disturbing diachronic proliferation of entities. This discussion argues that Burke’s promise of ontological economy is seriously compromised by the fact that his proposed metaphysic does violence to standard intuitions concerning the persistence of people and commonplace things. In effect, Burke would have us achieve synchronic economy by postulating strongly counterintuitive transtemporal (...)
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    On the Scope of Justice and the Community of Persons.W. R. Carter - 1982 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 31:155-168.
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    Constitutional Necessity and Epistemic Possibility.W. R. Carter & Richard I. Nagel - 1982 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (3):579 - 590.
    By an incomplete sentence we shall understand a declarative sentence that can be used, without variation in its meaning, to make different statements in different contexts. Although the point deserves supporting argument, which we will not provide, sentences whose grammatical subjects are indexical expressions or demonstratives are obvious, plausible examples of incomplete sentences. Uttered in one context the sentence ‘He is ill’ may be used to make one statement, for example, that George is ill, while in another context the very (...)
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    Dion’s Left Foot.W. R. Carter - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (2):371-379.
    Two recent papers by Michael Burke bearing upon the persistence of people and commonplace things illustrate the fact that the quest for synchronic ontological economy is likely to encourage a disturbing diachronic proliferation of entities. This discussion argues that Burke's promise of ontological economy is seriously compromised by the fact that his proposed metaphysic does violence to standard intuitions concerning the persistence of people and commonplace things. In effect, Burke would have us achieve synchronic economy by postulating strongly counterintuitive transtemporal (...)
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    ‘Partist’ Resistance to the Many. [REVIEW]W. R. Carter - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):713–723.
    We are confronted by a metaphysical problem and discover, to our dismay, that standard proposals for its resolution have strongly counterintuitive corollaries. That naturally encourages consideration of previously overlooked or neglected ways out of the problem. As it turns out, one of these unorthodox proposals has a leg up on the various standard ways out of our problem. Metaphysical progress.
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    Do Creatures of Fiction Exist?W. R. Carter - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 38 (2):205 - 215.
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    On Obstinate and Persistent Designators.W. R. Carter - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (3):415 - 421.
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    Reflections on Non-Naturalized Necessity.W. R. Carter - 2004 - Philo 7 (2):156-162.
    Modal properties are notorious epistemic trouble-makers. That theme is very much at the heart of Michael Rea’s thesis that the Discovery Problem (roughly, the problem of explaining how we know when ascriptions of modal properties are true) has no naturalistic resolution. That might encourage the thought that supernaturalism will somehow resolve the problem. This paper argues that supernaturalism is unlikely to offer a solution of the Discovery Problem.
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    Plato on Essence: Phaedo.W. R. Carter - 1975 - Theoria 41 (3):103-111.
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    Armstrong on Reasons.W. R. Carter - 1974 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 52 (3):251 – 256.
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    Material Beings.W. R. Carter - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (4):885-887.
    Commonplace things such as hawks and handsaws pose philosophical problems at least as imposing as those presented by abstract objects such as numbers and divine beings. Van Inwagen's metaphysic of material beings emerges from what he perceives to be the proper answer to the Special Composition Question, which is, roughly, the following: Under what conditions do various things compose a single thing? The first eight sections of the book address and dismiss various extreme and moderate proposals for resolving this question. (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]E. D. Klemke, John C. Bigelow, Desmond Paul Henry, D. S. Clarke, W. R. Carter & Carl R. Kordig - 1976 - Philosophia 6 (3-4):359-362.
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    Plantinga on Disembodied Existence.W. R. Carter - 1972 - Philosophical Review 81 (3):360-363.
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    Can Substantial Changes Be Qualitative Changes?W. R. Carter - 1989 - Analysis 49 (1):33 - 35.
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    Agent Causality: A Model.David Auerbach & W. R. Carter - 1979 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 28:71-79.
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    Plantinga on Existing Necessarily.W. R. Carter - 1976 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):95 - 104.
    In The Nature of Necessity, Alvin Plantinga asserts that “the number 7 exists necessarily and Socrates does not.” This is, to my way of thinking, reasonable enough. Unhappily, cannot be reconciled with Plantinga's further claims that an object x has a property P essentially or necessarily if and only if x has P in every world in which x exists and existence is itself, although not “an ordinary property,” nevertheless a property.
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  37. Plato on essence: "Phaedo" 103-104.W. R. Carter - 1975 - Theoria 41 (3):105.
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    On Thalberg's Condition for Cause.W. R. Carter - 1970 - Mind 79 (316):597-599.
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    Book Review:Identity, Consciousness and Value. Peter Unger. [REVIEW]W. R. Carter - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):849-.
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    On the Scope of Justice and the Community of Persons.W. R. Carter - 1982 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 31:155-168.
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  41. Brennan, A., "Conditions of Identity: A Study of Identity and Survival". [REVIEW]W. R. Carter - 1989 - Mind 98:315.
  42. Joshua Hoffman and Gary S. Rosencrantz, Substance Among Other Categories Reviewed By.W. R. Carter - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (5):333-335.
     
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