The Absoluteness of Sameness
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins - Sameness and Substance Renewed, 2001, Chapter 1
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Chapter Breakdown1

  1. A central question about identity; and rival answers given by defenders of the absoluteness of identity and the relativity of identity - 21
  2. Leibniz's Law and the difficulties of relative identity - 24
  3. Five ways for it to be false that a =g b - 28
  4. Possible examples of type-(4) relativity - 34
  5. Some cases that might be alleged to be of type (5) - 35
  6. Discussion of type-(4) cases - 36
  7. Discussion of type-(5) cases and some attempted amendments of Leibniz's Law - 43
  8. A mathematical example supposedly of type (5) - 50
  9. Conclusion concerning R, the Relativity of Identity - 51
  10. Absoluteness and sortal dependence jointly affirmed and formalized - 53



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