The Theseus Paradox. 2015. Hand embroidery on printed needlepoint canvas. 37.5 x 31.25 (95.3 x 79.4 cm)
|The Athenians preserved the ship on which Theseus had sailed,
taking out its planks as they decayed and replacing them with
new, stronger timbers. Thus it became a standard problem for
philosophers, exemplifying the question of growth: some held
that the ship was still the same ship, others that it had become
a different one.
|Plutarch, Lives, Vol. 1