Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
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Self-identity/(s)>Schmidentity/Identity/Field: true identity is only self-identity - it is not enough when the extensions of the other predicates (other than "is identical to") are up for grabs - less than true identity: E.g. congruence: - is an equivalence relation for which substitutivity applies - identity/Quine: it is not easy to say which facts about us make it, that "is identical to" and "rabbit" stands for rabbits - and not "belong together" or "are of the same" - and by analogy for temporary stages - inflationism: can in turn accept facts - (FieldVsinflationism).

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24