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Single Idea 3309

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 2. Objects that Change]

Full Idea

If a soldier need not cease to exist merely because he ceases to be a soldier, there is room to doubt that the wind ceases to exist when it ceases to be a wind.

Gist of Idea

If a soldier continues to exist after serving as a soldier, does the wind cease to exist after it ceases to blow?

Source

Josť A. Benardete (Metaphysics: the logical approach [1989], Ch. 6)

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.34