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Single Idea 16078

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / c. Statue and clay]

Full Idea

Arguments for statue being the clay are: that the clay is intrinsically like the statue, that the clay has the same atoms as the statue', that objects don't have modal properties such as being necessarily F, and the reference of 'property' changes.

Gist of Idea

Clay is intrinsically and atomically the same as statue (and that lacks 'modal properties')


Lynne Rudder Baker (Why Constitution is not Identity [1997], II)

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.603

A Reaction

[my summary of the arguments she identifies - see text for details] Rudder Baker attempts to refute all four of these arguments, in defence of constitution as different from identity.