Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity and Abelardian Predicates
Noonan (Harold)
Source: Philosophical Quarterly 41.163, Apr. 1991, pp. 183-193
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  1. The paper discusses Evans' argument against vague identity1.
  2. It argues that the argument is a good one but that an apparently parallel argument against contingent identity2 is not.
  3. The difference is argued to be due to the fact that modal3 predicates are inconstant in denotation - such predicates are dubbed Abelardian.

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Also in "Noonan (Harold), Ed. - Identity".

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