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Continuants : their activity, their being and their identity : twelve essays, David Wiggins

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Continuants : their activity, their being and their identity : twelve essays
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Continuants
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their activity, their being and their identity : twelve essays
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David Wiggins
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This volume gathers twelve essays by David Wiggins in an area where his work has been particularly influential. Among the subjects treated are: persistence of a substance through change, the notion of a continuant, the logic of identity, the co-occupation of space by a continuant and its matter, the relation of person to human organism, the metaphysical idea of a person, the status of artefacts, the relation of the three-dimensional and four-dimensional conceptions of reality, and the nomological underpinning of sortal classification. From a much larger body of work the author has selected, edited or annotated, and variously shortened or extended eleven pieces. He has added an Introduction and one completely new essay, on the philosophy of biology and the role there of the idea of process. The collection begins with an essay postdating his Sameness and Substance Renewed (2001), which amends and upstages his earlier presentation of his sortalist conception of identity. In subsequent essays and the introduction Wiggins examines the contributions to these subjects made by Heraclitus, Aristotle, Leibniz, Roderick Chisholm, Hilary Putnam, Sydney Shoemaker, Michael Ayers, Saul Kripke, W. V. Quine, David Lewis, Fei Xu, and others. --
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Wiggins, David
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Metaphysics
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Continuants : their activity, their being and their identity : twelve essays, David Wiggins
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Introduction.1: Identity, Individuation and Substance. 2: On Being in the Same Place at the Same Time. 3: Substance. 4: The Person as Object of Science, as Subject of Experience, and as Locus of Value. 5: Sameness, Substance and the Human Animal. 6: Heraclitus Conceptions of Flux, Fire and Material Persistence. 7: The Concept of the Subject Contains the Concept of the Predicate. 8: Putnam s Doctrine of Natural Kind Words and Frege s Doctrines of Sense, Reference, and Extension: Can They Coherea?. 9: The De Re Must , Individuative Essentialism and the Necessity of Identity. 10: Mereological Essentialism: Asymmetrical Essential Dependence and the Nature of Continuants. 11: Sortal Concepts: A Reply To Xu 12: Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism
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ocn965745152
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24 cm
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First edition.
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xxi, 239 pages
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9780198716624
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unmediated
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)965745152
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Continuants : their activity, their being and their identity : twelve essays, David Wiggins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction.1: Identity, Individuation and Substance. 2: On Being in the Same Place at the Same Time. 3: Substance. 4: The Person as Object of Science, as Subject of Experience, and as Locus of Value. 5: Sameness, Substance and the Human Animal. 6: Heraclitus Conceptions of Flux, Fire and Material Persistence. 7: The Concept of the Subject Contains the Concept of the Predicate. 8: Putnam s Doctrine of Natural Kind Words and Frege s Doctrines of Sense, Reference, and Extension: Can They Coherea?. 9: The De Re Must , Individuative Essentialism and the Necessity of Identity. 10: Mereological Essentialism: Asymmetrical Essential Dependence and the Nature of Continuants. 11: Sortal Concepts: A Reply To Xu 12: Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism
Control code
ocn965745152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198716624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965745152

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