Combining Philosophers

All the ideas for Michael Burke, Michael Frede and Mencius (Mengzi)

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17 ideas

1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 3. Earlier European Philosophy / b. Early medieval philosophy
Earlier views of Aristotle were dominated by 'Categories' [Frede,M]
9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / e. Individuation by kind
Persistence conditions cannot contradict, so there must be a 'dominant sortal' [Burke,M, by Hawley]
The 'dominant' of two coinciding sortals is the one that entails the widest range of properties [Burke,M, by Sider]
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / b. Unifying aggregates
'The rock' either refers to an object, or to a collection of parts, or to some stuff [Burke,M, by Wasserman]
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / b. Cat and its tail
Tib goes out of existence when the tail is lost, because Tib was never the 'cat' [Burke,M, by Sider]
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / c. Statue and clay
Maybe the clay becomes a different lump when it becomes a statue [Burke,M, by Koslicki]
Burke says when two object coincide, one of them is destroyed in the process [Burke,M, by Hawley]
Sculpting a lump of clay destroys one object, and replaces it with another one [Burke,M, by Wasserman]
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / d. Coincident objects
Two entities can coincide as one, but only one of them (the dominant sortal) fixes persistence conditions [Burke,M, by Sider]
9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 9. Ship of Theseus
Insurance on the original ship would hardly be paid out if the plank version was wrecked! [Frede,M]
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality
If the King likes music then there is hope for the state [Mencius (Mengzi)]
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / e. Honour
Should a coward who ran fifty paces from a battle laugh at another who ran a hundred? [Mencius (Mengzi)]
24. Applied Ethics / B. Moral Rights / 3. Animal Rights
Avoid the animals you are going to eat, as it is hard once you have got to know them [Mencius (Mengzi)]
25. Society / B. The State / 5. Leaders / b. Monarchy
A true king shares his pleasure with the people [Mencius (Mengzi)]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 5. Right to Punish / b. Retribution for crime
Only put someone to death if the whole population believes it is deserved [Mencius (Mengzi)]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism
Extend the treatment of the old and young in your family to the rest of society [Mencius (Mengzi)]
25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. War
Seeking peace through war is like looking for fish up a tree [Mencius (Mengzi)]