Is Phosphorus Hesperus?
First Online: 02 December 2008 Received: 17 September 2008 Accepted: 04 November 2008 DOI:
Cite this article as: Hansson Wahlberg, T. Axiomathes (2009) 19: 101. doi:10.1007/s10516-008-9054-z Abstract
It is argued that philosophers who adopt the perdurance theory of persistence and who subscribe to the principle of Unrestricted Mereological Composition (UMC) are in a position to regard “Phosphorus is Hesperus” as false.
Keywords Endurance Hesperus Identity Perdurance Persistence Phosphorus Unrestricted Mereological Composition References
Goodman N (1966) The structure of appearance, 2nd edn. The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis
Kripke SA (1980) Naming and necessity. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
Lewis DK (1986) On the plurality of worlds. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford
Sider T (2001) Four-dimensionalism: an ontology of persistence and time. Oxford University Press, Oxford
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008