<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Scaltsas (Theodore) - The Ship of Theseus (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_22/PaperSummary_22041.htm">The Ship of Theseus</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Scaltsas (Theodore).htm">Scaltsas (Theodore)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jun., 1980), pp. 152-157</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22041.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperCitings_22041.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22041.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The predominant opinion in current literature concerning artifact identity is that in cases of conflict, the continuity of form cannot be overruled by any other sufficiency condition for artifact identity, such as the identity of parts, while the latter can be overruled by the former. Cases such as the puzzle of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_44.htm">Theseus</A><SUP>1</SUP>' ship are presented to be non-problematic and prima facie, but not essentially, puzzling. </li><li>I wish to argue that there are no grounds for accepting such an overruling hierarchy of sufficiency conditions for the identity of artifacts  where there is conflict between such conditions  and that the example of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_44.htm">Theseus</A><SUP>2</SUP>' ship as well as other similarly constructed cases are actual paradoxes. </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="2018-08-02T09:46" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:46:24</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>