### All the ideas for Michael Burke, Yale Kamisar and Michael Stanford

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###### 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / e. Individuation by kind
 16235 Persistence conditions cannot contradict, so there must be a 'dominant sortal' [Burke,M, by Hawley]
 14753 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
 16072 '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
 14751 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
 16071 Sculpting a lump of clay destroys one object, and replaces it with another one [Burke,M, by Wasserman]
 16234 Burke says when two object coincide, one of them is destroyed in the process [Burke,M, by Hawley]
 13278 Maybe the clay becomes a different lump when it becomes a statue [Burke,M, by Koslicki]
###### 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / d. Coincident objects
 14750 Two entities can coincide as one, but only one of them (the dominant sortal) fixes persistence conditions [Burke,M, by Sider]
###### 14. Science / D. Explanation / 1. Explanation / b. Aims of explanation
 12314 Audience-relative explanation, or metaphysical explanation based on information? [Stanford]
 12313 Explanation is for curiosity, control, understanding, to make meaningful, or to give authority [Stanford]
###### 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / j. Explanations by reduction
 12315 We can explain by showing constitution, as well as showing causes [Stanford]
###### 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 5. Euthanasia
 4050 We only allow voluntary euthanasia to someone who is both sane and crazed by pain [Kamisar]
 4051 People will volunteer for euthanasia because they think other people want them dead [Kamisar]