Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Identity: Two objects are never identical. Identity is a single object, to which may be referred to with two different terms. The fact that two descriptions mean a single object may be discovered only in the course of an investigation.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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I 37
Identity/I/Anscombe: difference: Descartes doubts the identity with Descartes/with Descartes himself. It is something different for Descartes to doubt the identity of Descartes with Descartes, than the identity of his own with Descartes -> Kripke/Frank - Anscombe: then it is possible that one does not know that he speaks of himself. -> E.g. the tallest man.
I 69
Identity/I/Chisholm: results from direct attribution; if x directly assigns something to y, then x is identical with y. - Everyone has privileged access - but we do not explain it by the use of I, but vice versa: the use of the pronoun by direct attribution. - primary use of I am: someone says of himself that he himself ... - pronoun: does not express any part of the content.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Chi I
R. Chisholm
Die erste Person Frankfurt 1992

Roderick M. Chisholm
Erkenntnistheorie Graz 2004

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-20