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Ideas of Michael Burke, by Text

[Australian, fl. 1992, Lecturer at Victoria University, Australia.]

1994 Dion and Theon: an essentialist solution
p.15 'The rock' either refers to an object, or to a collection of parts, or to some stuff
p.15 Sculpting a lump of clay destroys one object, and replaces it with another one
p.152 Burke says when two object coincide, one of them is destroyed in the process
p.152 Persistence conditions cannot contradict, so there must be a 'dominant sortal'
p.161 Two entities can coincide as one, but only one of them (the dominant sortal) fixes persistence conditions
p.162 Tib goes out of existence when the tail is lost, because Tib was never the 'cat'
p.164 The 'dominant' of two coinciding sortals is the one that entails the widest range of properties
p.179 Maybe the clay becomes a different lump when it becomes a statue