Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity

2017.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Wiggins, Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 239pp., $50.00 (hbk),
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2017.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Wiggins, Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 239pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198716624. Reviewed by Harold Noonan, University of Nottingham This book of twelve essays is a selection of David Wiggins's writings from the last four and a half decades on the topics of substance and identity. The earliest is from 1968 and the last from 2016. They are deliberately not substantially rewritten so that readers can appreciate Wiggins's progress. However, as Wiggins puts it, he has pursued a policy of local repair and improvement, to do justice to the Aristotelian insight from which he once began. The book also contains a very useful bibliography of Wiggins's writings between 1964 and 2016. The revision and additions take different forms for the different essays: straightforward revision, additional critical commentary, new material, abbreviation and. . .

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