, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 101–102

Is Phosphorus Hesperus?

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10516-008-9054-z

Cite this article as:
Hansson Wahlberg, T. Axiomathes (2009) 19: 101. doi:10.1007/s10516-008-9054-z


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLund UniversityLundSweden