Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Philosophy Wire: New Stradivarius, Old Stradivarius, same Stradivarius… (?)

_56991306_stradPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2011-11-29]: Researchers managed to create new “old” Stradivarius violins by taking CAT scan images from a Stradivarius and re-creating the precious organ with all its details [source: BBC News]. Are the new violins the “same” as the old ones? From the question of Theseus's ship, to modern violins, such questions continue to puzzle philosophers… But not the happy violinists who will play these new violins…

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