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Vague Identity (1988)

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Ways a World Might Be

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780199251483
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602320 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251487.003.0008
 Vague Identity (1988)

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Nathan Salmon has argued that the identity relation cannot be vague nor semantically indeterminate. Although this is a sound argument, what this shows may be misleading, particularly about identity across time and across possible worlds. This paper attempts to clarify the conclusion of this argument - about what kind of semantic indeterminacy it excludes and what kind it permits.

Keywords: identity relation; vague identity; semantics indeterminacy; Nathan Salmon

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Subjects: Metaphysics

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