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The Ship of Theseus is a thought experiment. If an individual plank is removed and replaced from a ship until the ship has none of the original planks is it the same ship? If the planks removed from the first ship are used to make a new ship is the new ship now the same as the old? The paradox has been discussed throughout history by various philosophers.

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The “Brain” of Theseus?

I'm sure everyone is familiar with the Ship of Theseus paradox, basically "If you replace parts of a ship over time until none of the original ship is left, is the end product still the same ship?" I ...
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Historiography of the Ship of Theseus

Does anybody know of a historiography or review of the discussion of the idea of the Ship of Theseus and things related thereto (I suppose this might also include Alan Gibbard's discussion of the ...
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Can the “Ship of Theseus” apply to thoughts?

If we go by the ideas of philosophers (such as Hume) which take a person to be a collection of perceptions can we reduce and clone the mind of a person thus recreating the ship of theseus? UPDATE: As ...