Extending the useful life of any item raises some important commercial and technical questions, some of which would have been familiar to Greek philosophy students 2,000 years ago.
Wednesday, 12th September 2018
The Greek philospher Plutarch, who lived some 2,000 years ago, asked at what point – if ever – did the famous ship of Theseus become a different vessel during the many years of repairs and replacements to its wooden structure?
David Fitzsimons thinks you’ll come across this paradoxical ship more and more often in the next five years, as environmental policy makers switch their focus from material recycling targets to product value retention…
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