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Distinctions, philosophy: the question here is, among other things, what must be distinguished in objects in order for them to be counted as separate objects. A distinction by specification of properties is only useful if all properties are completely determined. An object, however, does not become a different object by giving different descriptions of it. If levels (e.g., physical and psychological) are to be differentiated, these levels must be unambiguously described. One way of distinguishing is the specification of space-time coordinates. See also identity, temporal identity, similarity, partial identity, overlapping, counting, determinateness, indeterminacy, description levels, steps, four-dimensionalism, world lines.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Lyons, John Distinctions   Lyons, John
Millikan, Ruth Distinctions   Millikan, Ruth

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