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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Gärdenfors I 129
Abstraction/Lyons/Gärdenfors: Lyons (1977, pp. 443-445) distinguishes three fundamental "orders".
1. Physical Objects
2. Events, processes, states
3. Proposition, schemata, ("outside of space and time").
I 130
Identity/Lyons: this has important consequences: one can say, for example, that the same moose was in the garden yesterday - but not: e.g. the same storm destroyed the garden again today.

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.

Ly I
J. Lyons
Einführung in die moderne Linguistik München 1995

John Lyons
Semantics Cambridge, MA 1977

Gä I
P. Gärdenfors
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014

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