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Identity in Time/temporal Identity/Millikan: Thesis: something like identity about time does not seem to exist at first sight. In the end, however, I will admit that it exists. It has the same structure as the identity of perfect substances (see Chapter 16, e.g. Gold, can also be a property).
Temporal identity/Millikan: is, however, only an identity in situ ((s), i.e., one that exists only in a given object, not according to a natural law).
Identity/Millikan: real identity, on the other hand, is a matter of natural necessity, similar to causality.
This leads to that...
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I 283
Consistency/Millikan: ...consistency is basically a law of ontology. (see below: an object must not contain any contradictory properties in itself).


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Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-21