The question of identity

The question that is asked of the philosopher is ,“if a window is broken ,will it continue to be a window ? The answer given is : it depends upon how much broken it is. If the damage is not substantial it can still be called a window.If ,on the other hand, the glass is broken and the wood has come apart , will it still qualify to be called a window ?

My own perception is that the window ,if broken, will not cease to be a window. When we are talking of the window we are not talking of the mere wooden frame or the glass pane .We are dealing with the idea of a gap or a crevice within the opacity of a wall which gives us a view of the world outside. Thus even a hole with no wooden frame or glass pane will qualify to be called a window as long as it functions as a window.

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