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Indistinguishability: when indistinguishability is used as an epistemic concept, an identity cannot be deduced from a given indistinguishability, e.g. in the case of mistaken material samples or color hues close to each other. If indistinguishability is determined with respect to a selected property, it is unproblematic. In the case of elementary particles, a complete description does not always lead to distinguishability. See also Leibniz's Law, Leibniz Principle, identity, partial identity, identification, distinctions, four dimensionalism.

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
Armstrong, , David M. Indistinguishability   Armstrong, David M.
Fraassen, Bas van Indistinguishability   Fraassen, Bas van
Kant, , Immanuel Indistinguishability   Kant, Immanuel
Lewis, David K. Indistinguishability   Lewis, David K.
Stalnaker, , Robert Indistinguishability   Stalnaker, Robert
Strawson, Peter F. Indistinguishability   Strawson, Peter F.
Wiggins, , David Indistinguishability   Wiggins, David
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Indistinguishability   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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