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Single Idea 16082

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 6. Constitution of an Object]

Full Idea

The statue has relational properties which the lump of clay does not have essentially.

Gist of Idea

Statues essentially have relational properties lacked by lumps


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

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.620

A Reaction

She has in mind relations to the community of artistic life. I don't think this is convincing. Is something only a statue if it is validated by an artistic community? That sounds like relative identity, which she doesn't like.