Is a statue identical with the lump of bronze that makes it up? This question is discussed in the light of claims that statues and lumps possess distinct ‘modal properties’ and so could not be identical. Progress is possible if we replace the initial question with the question: what is the truth maker for the statement that this is a statue?
Keywords: constitution, disposition, eliminativism, historical property, identity, indiscernibility, individuation, modal property, object, overlapping, property, realism, relational property, sortal, truth maker
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