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# TakeHomeExam#2-2010 - 6 What is the Ancient Criterion of...

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1 Your Name ___________________________ METAPHYSICS PHI 3550// PHI 3550// PHI 5500 L.B. Lombard Winter Semester, 2010 Second Assignment Due in class on Thursday, March 11, 2010 DIRECTIONS: Do all in Part I and one in Part II. You may use, in your essay in Part II, what you say in Part I (so you don't have to repeat yourself). Your exam should be no longer than three (3) double-spaced, typewritten (word-processed) pages. Number and separate each of the questions you are answering. Write or type your name on each sheet of paper you turn in. Attach this sheet, with your name on it, with your answers. (1 point off for not following these instructions.) Part I - Give very brief answers to of each of the following five questions: [7 points each] 1. What does it mean to say that identity is "transitive"? 2. What does it mean to say that identity is "reflexive"? 3. What does it mean to say that identity is "symmetric"? 4. What is the Principle of the Indiscernibility of Identicals? 5. What is the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles?
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Unformatted text preview: 6. What is the Ancient Criterion of Change? 7. What is the Doctrine of Temporal Parts? Part II- Write a brief, clear, informative essay on one (1) of the following topics. [50 points] 8. Give the "spatial analogy" argument for the Doctrine of Temporal Parts and evaluate it. That is, is it a good argument for the Doctrine of Temporal Parts? If so, explain why. If not, explain why not. 9. Give the argument for the Doctrine of Temporal Parts that is based on the Principle of the Indiscernibility of Identicals and evaluate it critically. That is, is it a good argument for the Doctrine of Temporal Parts? If so, explain why. If not, explain why not. 10. Explain why temporal parts theorists must reject the Ancient Criterion of Change, if they wish to maintain that things change. What criterion of change would they replace the Ancient Criterion with? Critically discuss that replacement criterion....
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