CAROLINE CARLSMITH 

 

Excerpt from Jericho Labyrinths, 2016:  

The Ship of Theseus carried Athenian youths to the Labyrinth at Knossos, but this ship and this journey are not our concern.

The Ship of Theseus is a paradox.
The Ship of Theseus paradox asks: if the Ship of Theseus is damaged, and a plank in its hull is replaced, is it still the Ship of Theseus?
The Ship of Theseus paradox asks: if the Ship of Theseus is damaged again and again, until every component has been replaced, is it still the Ship of Theseus?
The Ship of Theseus paradox asks: if the Ship of Theseus is damaged again and again, until every component is replaced, and then the original components are assembled into an identical ship, which ship is the Ship of Theseus?
The Ship of Theseus paradox asks: if Daedalus I crashed the Mojave and was rebuilt into Daedalus II, who flew from Crete to Santorini?
The Ship of Theseus paradox asks:
 

What’s in a name?