What Is Identity?

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 207 pages
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The concept of identity has been seen to lead to a paradox: we cannot truly and usefully say that a thing is the same either as itself or as something else. Williams here examines this paradox in philosophical logic, and its implications for the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and relativism about identity.

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Plato to Russell
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can help us to form a unified picture of the way in which the concept
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12 If reflection is analogous to the middle inversion is analogous to
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C. J. F. Williams is at University of Bristol.

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