This is not a simple problem of vagueness in our categories, but it is instead a consequence of the imposition of particular sortals
, for particular purposes, on a thoroughly interdependent flux of existence.
, que corresponden a una cierta fase temporal de sus instancias.
Heil maintains that, according to Descartes, material objects answering to sortals
turn out to be modes, not substances.
The temporal sortals
for accomplishments are principles of explanation for complete events of a certain kind that contain, at least, information about what the beginnings and ends of a particular event must be like to be an event of that kind, and which incorporate restrictions on what kinds of events of starting and stopping can constitute the points of completion of events of this kind.
KEY WORDS: sortals
, generality constraint, perception, Evans, proto-objets
Plato uses the term 'onoma' (name) for these terms, and gives only sortals
of artefacts as examples.
Depicting the ontological categories as ultimate sortals
precludes ontological categories from standing in containment relations (63).
Sameness and Substance Renewed, I will argue that individuation in biology rests upon the empirical, a posteriori identification and understanding of natural kinds and that substantial sortals
(such as man or horse and their refinements), as opposed to phased sortals
(such as boy or colt) provide the covering concept for resolution of problems, particularly the "What is it?
Preserving the Principle of One Object to a Place: A Novel Account of the Relations among Objects, Sorts, Sortals
, and Persistence Conditions.
Yet, one cannot escape the impression that his distinctions are just sortals
Since the persistence conditions associated with the sortals
"person" and "animal" are different, each can survive changes that would be fatal to the other.
the identity conditions of the work are relative to the particular sortals
under which it is (and must be) subsumed; and (ii) these sortals
are determined by our needs, interests, and values.