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Identity

Colin McGinn

in Logical Properties

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241811
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241813.003.0001
Identity

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Four central claims about the nature of identity are formulated. Identity is unitary, indefinable, fundamental, and it is a genuine relation. This general conception of identity is appealed to in later chapters when discussing other topics.

Keywords: criteria of identity; Frege; identity; Leibniz's law; numerical identity; qualitative identity; relative identity

Chapter.  5389 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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