<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Olson (Eric) - Dion's Foot (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_4425.htm">Dion's Foot</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/O/Author_Olson (Eric).htm">Olson (Eric)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Journal of Philosophy 94, No. 5 (May, 1997), 260-265</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4425.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperCitings_4425.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PapersToNotes_4425.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Michael Burke argues that your "foot-complement" ceases to exist when you lose your foot, for otherwise it would change, impossibly, from a nonperson to a person. </li><li>I argue that Burke cannot consistently deny that a foot-complement is a person. </li><li>Moreover, if he were right, there could be physically indistinguishable objects, only one of which was a person  in which case Burke's case for rejecting the "standard" solution to the "foot" puzzle collapses. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Analyzes the tale of the foot amputation of a certain man named <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_871.htm">Dion</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li><li>Proposal of Michael Burke's solution to the problem of undetached parts; </li><li>Difficulties of the account; </li><li>Burke's use of the principle that no person could be a proper part of another.</li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Reply to <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5187.htm">Burke (Michael) - Tibbles the Cat: A Modern Sophisma</A>".<BR><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="2018-08-02T06:20" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:20:16</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>