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Write-up2 (as at 15/11/2019 17:44:10): Partial Identity
- I’d not heard of this variant until recently. It seems to be a mereological4 claim, that something that has some of the parts of another things is “partially identical” to it. Two things are “partially identical” to the degree that they share parts. So, on this account, I am partially identical to my own head, and I am more partially identical to the mereological fusion of my head and my right hand.
- However, it also seems to apply to properties5 (take to be universals6 with universals viewed as their instantiations).
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- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read8 include the following:-
- "Lewis (David) - Composition As Identity", Lewis
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- "Armstrong (David) - The Resemblance of Universals (II): A New Account", Armstrong
- "Baxter (Donald L.M.) - Identity in the Loose and Popular Sense", Baxter
- "Baxter (Donald L.M.) - Instantiation as Partial Identity", Baxter
- "Baxter (Donald L.M.) - Many-One Identity", Baxter
- "Baxter (Donald L.M.) - Temporary and Contingent Instantiation as Partial Identity", Baxter
- "Britton (T.) - The Problem of Verisimilitude and Counting Partially Identical Properties", Britton
- "Denkel (Arda) - Resemblance Cannot be Partial Identity", Denkel
- "Hawley (Katherine) - Almost Identical, Almost Innocent", Hawley
- "Heil (John) - Imperfect Similarity", Heil
- "Lewis (David) - Many, But Almost One", Lewis
- "Weatherson (Brian) - The Problem of the Many", Weatherson
- This is mostly a place-holder9.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (15/11/2019 17:44:10).
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