|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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Identity/Cavell: the willingness to label other ideas (or objects) as "of the same kind" and the readiness to use "the same word" for them is one. The latter does not explain the former.
E.g. As if words were fabric, we make no distinction between shirts, sails, ribbons, and shreds.
Die Unheimlichkeit des Gewöhnlichen Frankfurt 2002