Vague Identity
Rasmussen (Stig Alstrup)
Source: Mind 95.377, Jan. 1986, pp. 81-91
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  1. Gareth Evans and Nathan Salmon have propounded different versions of an argument to the effect that there cannot be vague objects, since otherwise Leibniz's Law1 would lack universal validity.
  2. It is argued that all versions of that argument fail: either no contradiction is forthcoming, or the argument will not take off at all.
  3. In addition, various suggestions relating to the argument put forth by Harold Noonan, Richmond H. Thomason, and P. Gibbins are discussed.

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