Moderate monism, persistence and sortal concepts

Noonan, Harold (2007) Moderate monism, persistence and sortal concepts. (Unpublished)

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Coincidence (e.g., of a statue and the piece of bronze which constitutes it) comes in two varieties – permanent and temporary. Moderate monism (about coincidence) is

the position that permanent coincidence, but not temporary coincidence, entails identity. Extreme monism (also known as the stage theory) is the position that even

temporary coincidence entails identity. Pluralists are opponents of monism tout court. The intuitively obvious, commonsensical position (= my own position) is moderate

monism. It is therefore important to see if it can be sustained.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: monism, sortal concepts, persistence
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Depositing User: Hutchinson, Mrs Lindsay
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2007 09:26
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:29

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