<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Burke (Michael) - Dion and Theon: An Essentialist Solution to an Ancient Puzzle (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4301.htm">Dion and Theon: An Essentialist Solution to an Ancient Puzzle</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Burke (Michael).htm">Burke (Michael)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Journal of Philosophy 91, No. 3 (March 1994), 129-139</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4301.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperCitings_4301.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PapersToNotes_4301.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The puzzle of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_871.htm">Dion and Theon</A><SUP>1</SUP> was pondered more than 2000 years ago by the Stoic philosopher Chrysippus. Puzzles of the same type engage identity theorists today. </li><li>After surveying the many solutions currently on offer, and noting their drawbacks, this article presents a new solution, one that affirms the long-ignored position of Chrysippus, although not the reasoning by which he arrived at it. </li><li>The solution employs (and assumes) the recently resurgent doctrine of Aristotelian essentialism, which provides a hitherto unexploited resource for dealing with the full range of putative exceptions to the principle that different objects cannot simultaneously occupy the same place. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Presents an essentialist solution to the puzzle of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_871.htm">Dion and Theon</A><SUP>2</SUP> posed by the Stoic philosopher Chrysippus. <ul type="disc"><li>Separation from Theon of <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_871.htm">Dion</A><SUP>3</SUP>'s left foot; </li><li>Simultaneous existence of different objects at the same place; </li><li>Maximal concept of a person; </li><li>Essence of persons and nonpersons; </li><li>Denial of existence of undetached parts. </li></ul> </ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:18" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:18:52</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>