Theseus Paradox

The Theseus ship paradox is about whether an object which over time has all of its parts renewed is fundamentally still the same object. This would also apply to ourselves since our cells are also constantly being renewed, although it seems very unlikely that you would have absolutely none of the biochemical parts inside you that you had when you were born. This is not the point of the thought experiment anyway.

It would seem fair to me that if over time you replace parts of an object or yourself, you would also replace some of the letters in the name for the object. Shouldn’t your first name evolve along with you?

However as the case is so often in philosophy: whatever the fairest may be it still needs to be bureaucratically manageable.

I have replaced my last name all at once so I guess I am good to go for a couple more years.

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