Ideas of Ryan Wasserman, by Theme

[American, fl. 2009, At Western Washington University.]

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9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 6. Constitution of an Object
Constitution is identity (being in the same place), or it isn't (having different possibilities)
Constitution is not identity, because it is an asymmetric dependence relation
There are three main objections to seeing constitution as different from identity
9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / a. Parts of objects
The weight of a wall is not the weight of its parts, since that would involve double-counting
9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 3. Relative Identity
Relative identity may reject transitivity, but that suggests that it isn't about 'identity'