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It maintains the same functional arrangements of components (Blackburn, 1999: 125-126). An interesting example is raised by Blackburn in assessing "how much change to tolerate while still regarding it as the same ?thing'" (Blackburn, 1999:127). ?Theseus' ship' is used to illustrate this. The ship goes on a long voyage and is in need of constant repair and maintenance...
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?Theseus' ship' is used to illustrate this. The ship goes on a long voyage and is in need of constant repair and maintenance. By the end of the voyage, all the components of the ship have been changed. The question arises, is this still the same ship? To take matters to an extreme, if somebody along the way collected all the discarded, broken bits, repaired them and reassembled the ship, is this now two ships with the same identity? Or are they two different ships with different identities? In this case, the assembled ship assumes the physical identity whereas the repaired ship assumes a functional identity (Blackburn, 1999: 127)...
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