Oct 6

Constitution

Topic

I'll briefly cover the problem of material constitution, and give an overview of responses. Our focus will be on how our views about overlap should be informed by (or should inform) our views about extended simples.


This week's required reading:


Markosian - The Right Stuff
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Additional, optional papers:


Burke - Preserving the Principle of One Object to a Place
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Thomson - The Statue and The Clay
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Rea - The Problem of Material Constitution
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Bennett - Spatiotemporal Coincidence and the Grounding Problem
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Reminder

Here is a taxonomy of views of material coincidence:





Next week, October 13th, we will not have a class meeting because it will be fall break. I hope everyone has fun!!

Be Ready to Present:

  • Antonio Cleani

  • Xiangyuan Chi