<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Crane (Tim) - Substance (4-Lecture BA Course) (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_4710.htm">Substance (4-Lecture BA Course)</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Crane (Tim).htm">Crane (Tim)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Tim Crane's Home Page, 2005</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_4710.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PapersToNotes_4710.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"><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="disc"><li><B>BA Philosophy - Logic & Metaphysics: Spring term 2005, University of London - Tim Crane, UCL February 2005</B></li><li><b>General Description</b>: These lectures will give an introduction to some of the central ideas surrounding the philosophical notion of substance. They will discuss some of the historical origins of the notion  the idea that substances are the most fundamental beings, that they can be characterised in terms of the possibility of independent existence, that they are the fundamental bearers of properties  and two contemporary philosophical debates which a traditional notion of substance can help resolve:- <ol type="1"><li>The debate about the relation between an object and its properties; </li><li>The debate about identity over time.</li></ol> </li><li><b>Sections</b>:<ol type="1"><li> Substance as the most fundamental being</li><li>Subjects of predication</li><li>Persistence through change</li><li>Substances as independent existents</li><li>Substances and other particulars</li><li>Necessary connections between existences</li><li>Independent existence: summary</li><li>Bare particulars and substratum</li><li>The bundle theory and empiricism</li><li>The <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">identity of indiscernibles</A><SUP>1</SUP></li><li>Bare particulars</li><li>The common assumption behind the bundle theory and the bare particular theory</li><li>Substances as basic</li><li>The question of persistence</li><li>Endurance and perdurance</li></ol></li><li><b>Reading List</b> (*= more introductory material; the rest is more advanced) <ol type="1"> <li>General<BR>& *<a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6537.htm">Crane (Tim) & Farkas (Katalin) - Being: Introduction</A>",<BR>& *<a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5481.htm">Wiggins (David) - Metaphysics: Substance</A>".</li><li>(A) Substance and independence<BR>& <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6438.htm">Rosenkrantz (Gary) & Hoffman (Joshua) - The Independence Criterion of Substance</A>", <BR>& <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4713.htm">Chisholm (Roderick) - Ontologically Dependent Entities</A>", <BR>& *<a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4595.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Substance and Dependence</A>". </li><li>(B) The bundle theory of objects, bare particulars and the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">identity of indiscernibles</A><SUP>2</SUP> <BR>& *<a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1986.htm">Black (Max) - The Identity of Indiscernibles</A>",<BR>& <a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_65.htm">Adams (Robert Merrihew) - Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity</A>", <BR>& <a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2094.htm">Bennett (Jonathan) - Substratum</A>",<BR>& *<a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1974.htm">Loux (Michael) - Beyond Substrata and Bundles: A Prolegomenon to a Substance Ontology</A>",<BR>& <a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1976.htm">Allaire (Edwin B.) - Bare Particulars</A>",<BR>& <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1978.htm">Allaire (Edwin B.) - Another Look at Bare Particulars</A>",<BR>& <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1977.htm">Chappell (Vere) - Particulars Re-clothed</A>".</li><li>(C) The problem of identity over time<BR>& *<a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6538.htm">Crane (Tim) & Farkas (Katalin) - Identity: Introduction</A>",<BR>& *<a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12899.htm">Lewis (David) - On the Plurality of Worlds (Selections)</A>",<BR>& <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2005.htm">Thomson (Judith Jarvis) - Parthood and Identity Across Time</A>",<BR>& <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3436.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Is There a Problem About Persistence?</A>".</li></ol></li></ul> </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; 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