Substantial Identity
Heil (John)
Source: Heil - From an Ontological Point of View, Chapter 16
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Author’s Abstract

  1. Is a statue identical with the lump of bronze that makes it up? This question is discussed in the light of claims that statues and lumps possess distinct 'modal properties' and so could not be identical.
  2. Progress is possible if we replace the initial question with the question: what is the truth maker for the statement that this is a statue?

  1. Ordinary Objects
  2. Sortals1
  3. The Indiscernibility of Identicals
  4. 'Overlapping Objects' and Eliminitivism
  5. Historical and Modal 'Properties'
  6. Modal Properties and Dispositions
  7. What Does Realism about Statues Require?
  8. Material Constitution
  9. Eddington's Tables


Filed with Chapter 14 ("Heil (John) - Imperfect Similarity")

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