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Metaphysical Applications

Sydney Shoemaker

in Physical Realization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214396
eISBN:
9780191706738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214396.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that there can be coincident entities, numerically different things, having different persistence conditions, that are composed of exactly the same micro-entities. This means that ... More


Categories and Kinds

E. J. Lowe

in The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244997
eISBN:
9780191597930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244995.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The account of the ontological categories begun earlier in the book is completed and it is explained why and how such categories, which have an a priori status, must be distinguished from the ... More


Is the Idea of the First-Person Perspective Coherent?

Lynne Rudder Baker

in Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199914722
eISBN:
9780199347483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914722.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 7 considers two sources of doubt about the coherence of the robust first-person perspective. The first concerns the role of first-person perspectives as persistence conditions: you, ... More


Locke’s Kind-dependent Approach to Identity

Ruth Boeker

in Locke on Persons and Personal Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198846758
eISBN:
9780191881756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846758.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a close analysis of Locke’s approach to questions of individuation and identity over time. It examines how Locke distinguishes individuation from identity and proposes that ... More


The Persistence Of Material Individuals: Empty Issues and Self-Directed Propensity

Boris Volodarsky

in Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199330812
eISBN:
9780199378524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330812.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter compares some empty ideas about material persistence to substantial counterparts positing the existence of self-directed propensities. It is noted that philosophers fail to make ... More


Persons, Animals, and Human Beings

Harold Noonan

in Time and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014090
eISBN:
9780262265799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014090.003.0147
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the suggestion that a psychological approach must be mistaken, because, in fact, the correct account of personal identity is given by the biological approach, according to ... More


Constitution and the Debate between Animalism and Psychological Views

Denis Robinson

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The rivalry between Animalist and Psychological views of human persons interweaves with some much-discussed technical disputes in metaphysics, many involving the “constitution” relations which ... More


Some Questions about Animals

Paul F. Snowdon

in Persons, Animals, Ourselves

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719618
eISBN:
9780191788703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719618.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses some general questions about animal existence and persistence, arguing that animals, even advanced ones, do not require psychological properties to remain in existence. An ... More


Rules for Conservation

Sherri Irvin

in Immaterial: Rules in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780199688210
eISBN:
9780191767524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688210.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Traditionally, visual artworks persist over time through the preservation of their material elements: if the surface of a painting is irrevocably obscured, the work is destroyed. While this remains ... More


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