Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Leibniz’s Principle: Leibniz's law, or identity principle, states that if in the complete descriptions of objects exactly the same properties are attributed, we are concerned with the same object. In the case of identity, it is never a matter of two or more objects, but one, for which there are often different descriptions with different choice of words. Not every description is complete, so identity does not follow from each indistinguishability. See also identity, intensions, extensions, distinguishability, indistinguishability.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Adams, R. Leibniz Principle   Adams, R.
Cresswell, M.J. Leibniz Principle   Cresswell, M.J.
Hacking, Ian Leibniz Principle   Hacking, Ian
Millikan, Ruth Leibniz Principle   Millikan, Ruth

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28