Ideas from 'Individuals in Aristotle' by Michael Frede [1978], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Essays in Ancient Philosophy' by Frede,Michael [University of Minnesota 1987,0-8166-1275-7]].

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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 9. Ship of Theseus
Insurance on the original ship would hardly be paid out if the plank version was wrecked!
                        Full Idea: No insurance company, presented with a policy written for 'Theoris' [the original ship] would pay for damages suffered if the ship contructed from the old planks had been shipwrecked.
                        From: Michael Frede (Individuals in Aristotle [1978])
                        A reaction: A very nicely dramatic way of presenting what is taken to be the usual reading of the basic case - that the original identity tracks the continuity of the original structure, not the matter.