<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Smart (Brian) - The Ship of Theseus, the Parthenon and Disassembled Objects (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_22043.htm">The Ship of Theseus, the Parthenon and Disassembled Objects</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Smart (Brian).htm">Smart (Brian)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Analysis, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Oct., 1973), pp. 24-27</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_22043.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22043.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Introduction</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Francis Dauer ('How not to Reidentify the Parthenon', Analysis 33.2, pp. 63-64) and Lawrence Davis ('Smart on Conditions of Identity', Analysis 33.3, PP. 109- 10) have both made constructive criticisms of my 'How to Reidentify the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_44.htm">Ship of Theseus</A><SUP>1</SUP>' (Analysis 32.5, pp. 145-148). </li><li>Dauer raises doubts about the generality and Davis raises doubts about the nature of the argument deployed there. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Author s Conclusion</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>In conclusion let me belatedly acknowledge my enormous debt to David Wiggins's Identity and Spatio-Temporal Continity, Parts I-II (Oxford 1967) and Roderick Chisholm's 'The Loose and Popular and the Strict and Philosophical Senses of Identity' (in Perception and Personal Identity ed. Norman Care and Robert Grimm, Cleveland 1969). </li><li>My own contribution has simply been to clarify the role of the original parts condition of identity. The false beliefs-(i) that this condition applies to the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_44.htm">Ship of Theseus</A><SUP>2</SUP> case and (2) that it either outweighs or is outweighed by the continuity of form condition-have been responsible for generating a puzzle where no real puzzle or need for a decision exists. </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 09:46:26</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>