<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Browning (Douglas) - Sameness Through Change and the Coincidence of Properties (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9293.htm">Sameness Through Change and the Coincidence of Properties</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Browning (Douglas).htm">Browning (Douglas)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 49, No. 1, Sep., 1988, pp. 103-121</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9293.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PapersToNotes_9293.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Any attempt to assimilate the relation of numerical sameness in cases of sameness through change to the relation of identity as specified by <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Leibniz's law</A><SUP>1</SUP> fails. This article tries to show why this is so. It argues, first, that the standardly accepted view of the application of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Leibniz's law</A><SUP>2</SUP> to such cases, though quite proper, does not rest upon nor presuppose such an assimilation. It then argues that any attempt to ensure the coincidence of properties in such cases by limiting the scope of <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Leibniz's law</A><SUP>3</SUP> to "genuine properties" has the result of marking out what shall count as such properties in a manner which is either promiscuous or altogether arbitrary, and in any case vacuous.</ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:19" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:19:22</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>