Just what does the "Ship of Theseus" mean? Deborah sits down with Dave Foda to discuss just that. Deb has no real training in philosophy, so this is all a learning experience for her. Dave has studied and given much thought to this particular philosophical idea so hopefully, he will be able to offer some answers to her questions.
The basic premise from Wikipedia is:
"The ship of Theseus, also known as Theseus' paradox, is a thought experiment that raises the question of
whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The paradox is most notably recorded by Plutarch in Life of Theseus from the late first century. Plutarch asked whether a ship that had been restored by replacing every single wooden part remained the same ship."
Join us for an hour as Deborah tries to make sense of this conundrum!
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