The identity of indiscernibles as a logical truth

Keaney, G. (2007) The identity of indiscernibles as a logical truth. Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics, 1 2: 28-36.


Author Keaney, G.
Title The identity of indiscernibles as a logical truth
Journal name Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics
ISSN 1833-878X
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 28
End page 36
Total pages 9
Editor J. Washington
M. Martinez
H. Farley
M. P. Lamb
S. Peters
H. Sandgren
N. Morecroft
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
440107 Metaphysics
2103 Historical Studies
2204 Religion and Religious Studies
Abstract The Identity of Indiscernibles seems like a good enough way to define identity. Roughly it simply says that if x and y have all and only the same properties, these will be the same object. However the principle has come under attack using a series of thought experiments employing the idea of radical symmetry. I follow the history of the debate including its theological origins to assess the contemporary arguments against the Identity of Indiscernibles. I argue that the principle is viable as a logical truth, and so can be put to work in our idea of objects.
Q-Index Code C1

 
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