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Moderate monism, persistence and sortal concepts

Noonan, Harold

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Harold Noonan harold.noonan@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Coincidence (e.g., of a statue and the piece of bronze which constitutes it) comes in two varieties – permanent and temporary. Moderate monism (about coincidence) is
the position that permanent coincidence, but not temporary coincidence, entails identity. Extreme monism (also known as the stage theory) is the position that even
temporary coincidence entails identity. Pluralists are opponents of monism tout court. The intuitively obvious, commonsensical position (= my own position) is moderate
monism. It is therefore important to see if it can be sustained.

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APA6 Citation Noonan, H. Moderate monism, persistence and sortal concepts
Keywords monism, sortal concepts, persistence
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