<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Noonan (Harold) - Reply to Garrett (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_11/PaperSummary_11401.htm">Reply to Garrett</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/N/Author_Noonan (Harold).htm">Noonan (Harold)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Analysis 46, 1986, pp. 205-211</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PaperSummary_11401.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PapersToNotes_11401.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Introduction</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>In my article 'Wiggins, artefact identity and "best candidate" theories' (Analysis 45.1, January 1985, pp. 4-8) I criticized the 'best candidate' approach to identity over time, that is, the approach according to which whether a later individual, y, is identical with an earlier individual, x, may be determined merely by whether, at the later time, there are any better candidates than y around for identity with x. </li><li>In his interesting reply 'Noonan, "best candidate" theories and the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_44.htm">Ship of Theseus</A><SUP>1</SUP>' (Analysis 45.4, October 1985, pp. 212-15) B. J. Garrett comes to the defence of the best candidate theorist. </li><li>In what follows I explain why I am still unconvinced. </li></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="2018-08-02T07:34" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:34:12</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>