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The Resource The metaphysics of identity, andre Gallois, (electronic resource)

The metaphysics of identity, andre Gallois, (electronic resource)

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The metaphysics of identity
Title
The metaphysics of identity
Statement of responsibility
andre Gallois
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The philosophical problem of identity and the related problem of change go back to the ancient Greek philosophers and fascinated later figures including Leibniz, Locke, and Hume. Heraclitus argued that one could not swim in the same river twice because new waters were ever flowing in. When is a river not the same river? If one removes one plank at a time when is a ship no longer a ship? What is the basic nature of identity and persistence? In this book, Andre Gallois introduces and assesses the philosophical puzzles posed by things persisting through time. Beginning with essential historical background to the problem he explores the following key topics and debates: mereology and identity, including arguments from 'Leibniz's Law'; the constitution view of identity; the 'relative identity' argument concerning identity; temporary identity; four-dimensionalism, counterpart and multiple counterpart theory; supervenience; the problem of temporary intrinsics; the necessity of identity; Indeterminate identity; presentism; criteria of identity; conventionalism about identity
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Gallois, André
Dewey number
100
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New Problems of Philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Change
  • Persistence
Label
The metaphysics of identity, andre Gallois, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Historical background -- The puzzles of persistence -- Endurantist solutions to the puzzle cases: Part 1 -- Endurantist solutions to the puzzle cases: Part 2 -- A four-dimensional world -- Identity criteria, conventionalism, and the problem of change -- Summary
Control code
ocn952338057
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Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135015664
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952338057
Label
The metaphysics of identity, andre Gallois, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Historical background -- The puzzles of persistence -- Endurantist solutions to the puzzle cases: Part 1 -- Endurantist solutions to the puzzle cases: Part 2 -- A four-dimensional world -- Identity criteria, conventionalism, and the problem of change -- Summary
Control code
ocn952338057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135015664
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952338057

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