<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Langford (Simon) & Ramachandran (Murali) - Rigidity, Occasional Identity and Leibniz's Law (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_347.htm">Rigidity, Occasional Identity and Leibniz's Law</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/L/Author_Langford (Simon).htm">Langford (Simon)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Ramachandran (Murali).htm">Ramachandran (Murali)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Quarterly, 2000, Vol. 50 Issue 201, p518, 9p</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_347.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PapersToNotes_347.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Andre Gallois's recent book Occasions of Identity attempts to defend the coherence of the view that objects may be identical at one time but distinct at another (the occasional identity thesis). The defense requires a special account of rigid designation and a special version of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Leibniz's law</A><SUP>1</SUP>. This paper shows Gallois's proposals in this regard to be inadequate, and suggests a better line of defense for occasional identity theorists. Focuses on possible ways of resisting arguments from rigid designation and <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Leibniz' law</A><SUP>2</SUP> by occasional identity theorists. Attempt of Andre Gallois to defend the occasional identity thesis (OIC); Outline of the arguments; Alternative defense of OIC.</ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:31" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:31:37</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>