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Single Idea 14741

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 9. Ship of Theseus]

Full Idea

The Ship of Theseus seems to be a case of 'asymmetric' fission (where one resultant entity has a stronger claim). Many see the continuously rebuilt ship as the stronger candidate, but each candidate, without the other, would be the original ship.

Gist of Idea

The ship undergoes 'asymmetric' fission, where one candidate is seen as stronger


Theodore Sider (Four Dimensionalism [2001], 5.1)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Four Dimensionalism' [OUP 2003], p.145