Identity and Modality: Introduction
MacBride (Fraser)
Source: MacBride - Identity and Modality, 2006, Introduction
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Author’s Introduction

  1. The papers in this volume constellate about fundamental philosophical issues concerning modality1' and identity: How are we to understand the concepts of metaphysical necessity and possibility; Is chance a basic ingredient of reality? How are we to make sense of claims about personal identity? Do numbers require distinctive identity criteria: Does the capacity to identify an object presuppose an ability to bring it under a sortal2 concept?
  2. In order to provide a guide to the reader I will provide3 a brief overview of the content of the papers collected here and some of the interrelations that obtain between them.

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Footnote 3: I have cut these out and used them as introductions to the various papers in the collection.

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