<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Della Rocca (Michael) - Two Spheres, Twenty Spheres, And The Identity Of Indiscernibles (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_12/PaperSummary_12886.htm">Two Spheres, Twenty Spheres, And The Identity Of Indiscernibles</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Della Rocca (Michael).htm">Della Rocca (Michael)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2005) 480 492</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12886.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>I argue that the standard counterexamples to the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">identity of indiscernibles</A><SUP>1</SUP> fail because they involve a commitment to a certain kind of primitive or brute identity that has certain very unpalatable consequences involving the possibility of objects of the same kind completely overlapping and sharing all the same proper parts. </li><li>The only way to avoid these consequences is to reject brute identity and thus to accept the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">identity of indiscernibles</A><SUP>2</SUP>. </li><li>I also show how the rejection of the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">identity of indiscernibles</A><SUP>3</SUP> derives some of its support from its affinity with a Kripkean account of trans-world identity and theories of direct reference.</li></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="2018-08-02T07:51" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:51:03</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>