<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Coincidence (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_17/PaperSummary_17788.htm">Thesis - Coincidence</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17788.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_59.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_59.htm">Coincidence</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17788_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17788_2"></A></u> (as at 24/04/2018 00:12:58): Coincidence</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17788_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17788_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li> I m not talking here about fortuitous happenstance, but about coincident objects  objects that (appear to) occupy the same space  or substantially the same space  at the same time. </li><li>There are a number of classical puzzles that have worried about such things, such as:- <ol type="1"><li><a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1171.htm">The Statue and the Clay</A><SUP>4</SUP>,</li><li><a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_871.htm">Dion and Theon</A><SUP>5</SUP>,</li><li><a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1169.htm">Tibbles the Cat</A><SUP>6</SUP>, </li><li><a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_44.htm">The Ship of Theseus</A><SUP>7</SUP>,</li><li><a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1170.htm">The Problem of the Many</A><SUP>8</SUP></li></ol></li><li>Additionally, the alleged problems with coincident objects feature in <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_868.htm">Olson</A><SUP>9</SUP> s Master Argument (<a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_872.htm">Thinking Animal Argument</A><SUP>10</SUP>) in favour of <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">Animalism</A><SUP>11</SUP>.</li><li>For a page of Links to this Note, <a href="Notes_59_Links.htm">Click here</a>.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17788_12">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>12</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17788_12"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17788_13">include</A></U><SUB>13</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17788_13"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12995.htm">Chandler (Hugh S.) - Theseus' Clothes-Pin</A>", Chandler</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2004.htm">Doepke (Frederick) - Spatially Coinciding Objects</A>", Doepke, 1982</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23322.htm">Doyle (Robert O.) - Coinciding Objects</A>", Doyle. </li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5321.htm">Fine (Kit) - A Counter-Example To Locke's Thesis</A>", Fine, 2000</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4757.htm">Olson (Eric) - Material Coincidence and the Indiscernibility Problem</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4931.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Self, Body, and Coincidence</A>", Shoemaker</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_422.htm">Wiggins (David) - On Being in the Same Place at the Same Time</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17788_14">Wiggins</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17788_14"></A>, 1968</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere  I ve tried to ignore those items covered under the head of the various  puzzle-cases , though <a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6297.htm">Gallois (Andre) - The Puzzle Cases</A>" draws them all together) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2011.htm">Burke (Michael) - Preserving the Principle of One Object to a Place: A Novel Account of the Relations Amongst Objects, Sorts, Sortals, and Persistence Conditions</A>", Burke</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5885.htm">Carter (William) - On Contingent Identity and Temporal Worms</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17788_15">Carter</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17788_15"></A></li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4310.htm">Elder (Crawford) - Essential Properties and Coinciding Objects</A>", Elder, 1998</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5879.htm">Hershenov (David) - Can There Be Spatially Coincident Entities of the Same Kind?</A>", Hershenov, 2003</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6039.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Coinciding Objects: In Defence of the  Standard Account </A>", Lowe</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_18/Abstract_18378.htm">McGrath (Matthew) - Four-Dimensionalism and the Puzzles of Coincidence</A>", McGrath, 2007</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5039.htm">Oderberg (David) - Coincidence Under a Sortal</A>", Oderberg, 1996</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12877.htm">Shorter (J.M.) - On Coinciding in Space and Time</A>", Shorter, 1977</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4434.htm">Sidelle (Alan) - A Sweater Unraveled: Following One Thread of Thought for Avoiding Coincident Entities</A>", Sidelle, 1998</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>16</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17788_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17788_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (24/04/2018 00:12:58). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_59.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17788_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17788_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17788_12"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17788_12"><B>Footnote 12</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17788_13"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17788_13"><B>Footnote 13</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17788_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17788_14"><B>Footnote 14</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This may be the place to start!</li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17788_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17788_15"><B>Footnote 15</A></B></U>: |..||.|recommended under this head by Bob Doyle, but more relevant under <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_42.htm">Perdurantism</a> and <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_63.htm">Contingent Identity</a>. <BR><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></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - 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