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Occasions of Identity

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Beschreibung

An exploration of timeless philosophical issues about persistence, change, time and sameness. Gallois offers a critical survey of various rival views and puts forward his own theory: that it is coherent and helpful to suppose that things can be identical at one time, but distinct at another.

The book is well-organised and clearly written ... Gallois is very clever and ingenious in his defence of the Occasional Identity Thesis and is broadly fair to his opponents, about whose positions he is well-informed. His arguments are rigorous and well-constructed and his mastery of some tricky points of logic is impressive.

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Occasions of Identity is an exploration of timeless philosophical issues about persistence, change, time, and sameness. Andre Gallois offers a critical survey of various rival views about the nature of identity and change, and puts forward his own original theory. He supports the idea of occasional identities, arguing that it is coherent and helpful to suppose that things can be identical at one time but distinct at another. Gallois defends this view, demonstrating how it can solve puzzles about persistence dating back to the Ancient Greeks, and investigates the metaphysical consequences of rejecting the necessity and eternity of identities.



Inhalt

I: THE PROBLEM AND SOME SOLUTIONS; 1. Puzzle Cases; 2. Solutions to the Puzzle Cases; II: OCCASIONAL IDENTITIES; 3. Occasional Identities: A Preliminary Account; 4. Counting Amoebae; 5. Extending the Occasional Identity Thesis; 6. Defending Contingent Identities; 7. Perry and Myro on Occasional Identities; III: ALTERNATIVE ACCOUNTS; 8. Identity Strict and Loose; 9. Indeterminate Identities; 10. The Four-Dimensional World; Bibliography; Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Occasions of Identity
Untertitel: A Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness
Autor:
EAN: 9780199261833
ISBN: 0199261830
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: OUP Oxford
Anzahl Seiten: 312
Gewicht: 419g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T18mm
Jahr: 2003