Hesperus is phosphorus, indeed

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2009
Authors
Aranyosi, I.
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Source Title
Axiomathes
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1122-1151
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Springer Netherlands
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19
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2
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223 - 224
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English
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Tobias Hansson Wahlberg argues in a recent article that the truth of ‘‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’’ depends on the assumption that the endurance theory of persistence is true. I argue that the premise Wahlberg’s conclusion is based upon leads to absurd consequences, therefore, nothing recommends it. As a consequence, ‘‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’’ has to be true, if it is true, regardless of which theory of persistence one is committed to.

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Endurance, Identity, Mereology, Perdurance
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