Two Solutions To Chisholm's Paradox
Forbes (Graeme)
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    Chisholm's paradox is that one plausible modal principle implies that certain changes in an artifact yield a different artifact, but another equally plausible principle says the changes preserve identity. Such paradoxes may be assimilated to classical sorites1 paradoxes, and a resolution transported from the classical to the modal case by introducing either a many-valued accessibility relation or a many-valued counterpart relation. The paper argues against the former solution, and for the latter.

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From "Noonan (Harold), Ed. - Identity".

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