, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 101–102

Is Phosphorus Hesperus?

Original Paper


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.


Endurance Hesperus Identity Perdurance Persistence Phosphorus Unrestricted Mereological Composition 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLund UniversityLundSweden

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