<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Zimmerman (Dean) - Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory (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_20/PaperSummary_20440.htm">Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/Z/Author_Zimmerman (Dean).htm">Zimmerman (Dean)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Mind, New Series, Vol. 106, No. 422 (Apr., 1997), pp. 305-309</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20440.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperCitings_20440.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PapersToNotes_20440.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">In this dialogue  a minor sequel to Max Black's classic, "The <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Identity of Indiscernibles</A><SUP>1</SUP>," Mind 61 (<U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20440_2">1952</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20440_2"></A>),  interlocutor A defends the bundle theory from B's objection that it renders impossible an evidently possible state of affairs: namely, that there be a symmetrical universe, such as Black's world consisting of nothing but two indiscernible spheres. A's strategy is that of John O'Leary-Hawthorne, "The Bundle Theory of Substance and the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Identity of Indiscernibles</A><SUP>3</SUP>," Analysis 55 (<U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20440_4">1995</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20440_4"></A>). B argues that, although A may have made room for symmetrical worlds, there are other evident possibilities ruled out by the bundle theory.</ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1765.htm">Zimmerman (Dean) - Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory</A>" for an expanded version.<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P20440_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20440_2"><B>Footnote 2</B></A></U>: See <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1986.htm">Black (Max) - The Identity of Indiscernibles</A>". <a name="On-Page_Link_P20440_4"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20440_4"><B>Footnote 4</B></A></U>: See <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6095.htm">O'Leary-Hawthorne (John) - The Bundle Theory of Substance and the Identity of Indiscernibles</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><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="2018-08-02T09:19" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:19:43</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>