Copper Statues and Pieces of Copper: A Challenge to the Standard Account

Analysis 52 (1):12 - 17 (1992)
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On the most popular account of material constitution, it is common for a material object to coincide precisely with one or more other material objects, ones that are composed of just the same matter but differ from it in sort. I argue that there is nothing that could ground the alleged difference in sort and that the account must be rejected.

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Michael B. Burke
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis


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