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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 2. Objects that Change

[how identity fares when an object's properties change]

18 ideas
For animate things, only the form, not the matter or properties, must persist through change [Frede,M on Aristotle]
Coming to be is by shape-change, addition, subtraction, composition or alteration [Aristotle]
Natural things are their own source of stability through change [Aristotle]
Change of matter doesn't destroy identity - in Dion and Theon change is a condition of identity [Long/Sedley on Chrysippus]
If a tiny part is added to an object we think identity is retained, but only because the transition is smooth [PG on Hume]
Identity change in objects is relative to observers, as it depends on proportion and speed of change [PG on Hume]
If identity survives change or interruption, then resemblance, contiguity or causation must unite the parts of it [Hume]
If a republic can retain identity through many changes, so can an individual [Hume]
To say something remains the same but lacks its capacities and powers seems a contradiction [Harré/Madden]
Some individuals can gain or lose capacities or powers, without losing their identity [Harré/Madden]
A particular might change all of its characteristics, retaining mere numerical identity [Harré/Madden]
Properties cannot be relations to times, if there are temporary properties which are intrinsic [Sider on Lewis]
If a soldier continues to exist after serving as a soldier, does the wind cease to exist after it ceases to blow? [Benardete,JA]
A 'substance' is a thing that remains the same when its properties change [Lowe]
'Adverbialism' explains change by saying an object has-at-some-time a given property [Hawley]
Presentism solves the change problem: the green banana ceases, so can't 'relate' to the yellow one [Hawley]
The problem of change arises if there must be 'identity' of a thing over time [Hawley]
Change is instantiation of a non-uniform distributional property, like 'being red-then-orange' [Cameron]