Ideas from 'Dion and Theon: an essentialist solution' by Michael Burke [1994], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Journal of Philosophy' (ed/tr -) [- ,]].

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9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 4. Individuation / e. Individuation by kind
Persistence conditions cannot contradict, so there must be a 'dominant sortal'
The 'dominant' of two coinciding sortals is the one that entails the widest range of properties
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / b. Unifying aggregates
'The rock' either refers to an object, or to a collection of parts, or to some stuff
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / b. Cat and its tail
Tib goes out of existence when the tail is lost, because Tib was never the 'cat'
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / c. Statue and clay
Sculpting a lump of clay destroys one object, and replaces it with another one
Burke says when two object coincide, one of them is destroyed in the process
Maybe the clay becomes a different lump when it becomes a statue
9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / d. Coincident objects
Two entities can coincide as one, but only one of them (the dominant sortal) fixes persistence conditions