The Problems of the Many and the Vagueness of Constitution
Lowe (E.J.)
Source: Analysis 55.3, July 1995, pp. 179-182
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    David Lewis has recently raised again P T Geach's paradox of the 1,001 cats as an example of what he calls, following Peter Unger, the 'problem of the many1'. In the course of arguing for his own solution to the paradox, he dismisses another solution which appeals to the distinction between constitution and identity. The present paper defends that other solution and strengthens it by arguing that the relation of constitution is to some degree a vague one.

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