Relative Identity

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  1. added 2018-10-15
    Occasions of Identity: The Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness. [REVIEW]Alan Sidelle - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (3):469-471.
    Review of Andre Gallois,' Occasions of identity: The metaphysics of persistence, change, and sameness.
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    Contingent Composition as Identity.Giorgio Lando & Massimiliano Carrara - forthcoming - Synthese:1-30.
    When the Necessity of Identity (NI) is combined with Composition as Identity (CAI), the contingency of composition (CC) is at risk. In the extant literature, either NI is seen as the basis for a refutation of CAI or CAI is associated with a theory of modality, such that: either NI is renounced (if counterpart theory is adopted); or CC is renounced (if the theory of modal parts is adopted). In this paper, we investigate the prospects of a new variety of (...)
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    The Metaphysics of Identity.André Gallois - 2016 - Routledge.
    The philosophy problem of identity and the related problem of change go back to the ancient Greek philosophers and fascinated later figures including Leibniz, Locke and Hume. Heraclitus argued that one could not swim in the same river twice because new waters were ever flowing in. When is a river not the same river? If one removes one plank at a time when is a ship no longer a ship? What is the basic nature of identity and persistence? This book (...)
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    Numerical Identity: Process and Substance Metaphysics.Sahana Rajan - manuscript
    Numerical identity is the non-relational sameness of an object to itself. It is concerned with understanding how entities undergo change and maintain their identity. In substance metaphysics, an entity is considered a substance with an essence and such an essence is the source of its power. However, such a framework fails to explain the sense in which an entity is still the entity it was, amidst changes. Those who claim that essence is unaffected by existence are faced with challenge of (...)
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    Reply to Lowe.Harold W. Noonan - 1986 - Analysis 46 (4):218.
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    Relative Identity: An Examination of a Theory by Peter Geach.Carl Arthur Calvert - 1973 - Dissertation, University of Washington
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    The Asperian Design.Thomas G. W. Crowther - 2017 - Spirituality Studies 3 (1):10-19.
    Reality is two-fold, composed of the lighted world as revealed in Genesis, and the darker primordiality which preceded it. The illuminated represents that which the human mind can comprehend, manipulate and re-order to its will: a “designed” and mechanical universe of parts. But behind it, in the backspace of reality, remains the darkness. A formless state of pre-creation, the darkness exists as an endless series of intertwining “signatures” – single possibilities waiting to be created in the illuminated forefront of reality. (...)
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    Geach and Relativised Identity.Fred Feldman - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22.
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    Review: The Rationality of (A Form of) Relative Identity. [REVIEW]Uwe Meixner - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2):449 - 455.
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    Relative Identity and Cardinality.Patricia Blanchette - 1999 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29 (2):205 - 223.
    Peter Geach famously holds that there is no such thing as absolute identity. There are rather, as Geach sees it, a variety of relative identity relations, each essentially connected with a particular monadic predicate. Though we can strictly and meaningfully say that an individual a is the same man as the individual b, or that a is the same statue as b, we cannot, on this view, strictly and meaningfully say that the individual a simply is b. It is difficult (...)
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    Geach on Identity.Michael Rohr - 1978 - Journal of Critical Analysis 7 (2):47-54.
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    Geach and Relative Identity [with Rejoinder and Reply].Fred Feldman & P. T. Geach - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (3):547 - 561.
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    Plausibility, Necessity and Identity: A Logic of Relative Plausibility. [REVIEW]Xiaowu Li & Xuefeng Wen - 2007 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):629-644.
    We construct a Hilbert style system RPL for the notion of plausibility measure introduced by Halpern J, and we prove the soundness and completeness with respect to a neighborhood style semantics. Using the language of RPL, we demonstrate that it can define well-studied notions of necessity, conditionals and propositional identity.
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    Relative Identity.Colin McGinn & Nicholas Griffin - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (1):137.
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    Relative Identity and the Number of Artifacts.Massimiliano Carrara - 2009 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 13 (2):108-122.
    Relativists maintain that identity is always relative to a general term. According to them, the notion of absolute identity has to be abandoned and replaced by a multiplicity of relative identity relations for which Leibniz’s Law does not hold. For relativists RI is at least as good as the Fregean cardinality thesis, which contends that an ascription of cardinality is always relative to a concept specifying what, in any specific case, counts as a unit. The same train of thought on (...)
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    Cardinality and Identity.Massimiliano Carrara & Elisabetta Sacchi - 2007 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (5):539-556.
    P.T. Geach has maintained (see, e.g., Geach (1967/1968)) that identity (as well as dissimilarity) is always relative to a general term. According to him, the notion of absolute identity has to be abandoned and replaced by a multiplicity of relative identity relations for which Leibniz's Law - which says that if two objects are identical they have the same properties - does not hold. For Geach relative identity is at least as good as Frege's cardinality thesis which he takes to (...)
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    Relative Identity.Leslie Stevenson & Nicholas Griffin - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (110):83.
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    Zagadnienie Tożsamości Bytu W Filozofii Buddyjskiej.Jakubczak Krzysztof - 2015 - Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal 5 (1):171-178.
    The problem of identity of being in Buddhist philosophy: The Buddhist philosophical school of Madhyamaka is famous for its statement that things do not have their own inherent nature, essence or self‑nature (svabhāva). As a result, it is said that there is no objective foundation of the identity of things. Thus, the identity of things is not grounded in things themselves but is solely imputed and externally imposed on them. Things are what they are only for us, whereas for themselves, (...)
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    A Situationalist Solution to the Ship of Theseus Puzzle.Martin Pickup - 2016 - Erkenntnis 81 (5):973-992.
    This paper outlines a novel solution to the Ship of Theseus puzzle. The solution relies on situations, a philosophical tool used in natural language semantics among other places. The core idea is that what is true is always relative to the situation under consideration. I begin by outlining the problem before briefly introducing situations. I then present the solution: in smaller situations the candidate is identical to Theseus’s ship. But in larger situations containing both candidates these identities are neither true (...)
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    A Propositional Logic with Relative Identity Connective and a Partial Solution to the Paradox of Analysis.Xuefeng Wen - 2007 - Studia Logica 85 (2):251-260.
    We construct a a system PLRI which is the classical propositional logic supplied with a ternary construction , interpreted as the intensional identity of statements and in the context . PLRI is a refinement of Roman Suszko’s sentential calculus with identity (SCI) whose identity connective is a binary one. We provide a Hilbert-style axiomatization of this logic and prove its soundness and completeness with respect to some algebraic models. We also show that PLRI can be used to give a partial (...)
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    Identical Legal Entities and the Trinity: Relative-Social Trinitarianism.James Goetz - 2016 - Journal of Analytic Theology 4 (1):128-146.
    Goetz outlined legal models of identical entities that include natural persons who are identical to a coregency and natural persons who are identical to a general partnership. Those entities cohere with the formula logic of relative identity. This essay outlines the coexistence of relative identity and numerical identity in the models of identical legal entities, which is impure relative identity. These models support the synthesis of Relative Trinitarianism and Social Trinitarianism, which I call Relative-Social Trinitarianism.
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    Loose Identity and Becoming Something Else.Donald L. M. Baxter - 2001 - Noûs 35 (4):592–601.
    Armstrong has loose identity be an equivalence relation, yet in cases of something becoming something else, loose identity is not transitive. My alternate account has an attribution of loose identity be really two: a true attribution of an underlying relation (perhaps not transitive) and a false attribution--a Humean feigning-of strict identity. The feigning may become less appropriate as the underlying relation grows more distant. What makes it appropriate initially is that the underlying relation supports a predictable change in some collective. (...)
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    What is Identity? [REVIEW]Catherine Wilson - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 44 (3):663-664.
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    Art and Identity.Eddy M. Zemach - 1991 - British Journal of Aesthetics 31 (4):363-368.
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    Relative Identity: A Reconsideration.Harold W. Noonan - 1986 - Analysis 46 (1):6 - 10.
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    Relative Identity.Gerald Vision - 1979 - International Studies in Philosophy 11:176-177.
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    The Indiscernibility of Identicals and the Relativity of Identity.Douglas Odegard - 1978 - Philosophical Studies 33 (3):313 - 317.
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    Relative Identity and Number.John Perry - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):1-14.
    I argue for the consistency of frege's treatments of identity and number. Specifically, I argue that geach is wrong in suggesting that frege's insights about number should have led him to the doctrine of relative identity.
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    Ayers on Relative Identity.Nicholas Griffin - 1976 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):579 - 594.
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    Locke and the Relativisation of Identity.Bruce Langtry - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 27 (6):401 - 409.
    Arc there cases in which an object x is thc same F as an object y but x is not the same G as y, cvcn though x is a G? A11 aihrmativc answer will have drastic repercussions 011 0ne’s account of identity and on one’s quantification theory. For suppose that the expression ‘x is the same F as y’ can be understood as ‘x is an F and y is an F and x is identical with y’, and that (...)
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    Almost Indiscernible Objects and the Suspect Strategy.Kathrin Koslicki - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy 102 (2):55 - 77.
    This paper examines a variety of contexts in metaphysics which employ a strategy I consider to be suspect. In each of these contexts, ‘The Suspect Strategy’ (TSS) aims at excluding a series of troublesome contexts from a general principle whose truth the philosopher in question wishes to preserve. We see (TSS) implemented with respect to Leibniz’s Law (LL) in the context of Gibbard’s defense of contingent identity, Myro and Gallois’ defense of temporary identity, as well as Terence Parsons’ defense of (...)
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    Digital Pictures, Sampling, and Vagueness: The Ontology of Digital Pictures.John Zeimbekis - 2012 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (1):43-53.
    Digital pictures can be type-identical in respect of colours, shapes and sizes (allographic), but they are not tokens of notational systems, because the types under which they are identical have vague limits and do not meet the requirements for notational characters. Digital display devices are designed to instantiate only limited ranges of objective properties (light intensities, sizes and shapes). Those ranges keep differences in objective magnitudes below sensory discrimination thresholds, and thus define objective conditions sufficient, but not necessary, for the (...)
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    Relative Identity.Harold W. Noonan - 2015 - Philosophical Investigations 38 (1-2):52-71.
    Examples suggest that one and the same A may be different Bs, and hence that there is some sort of incompleteness in the unqualified statement that x and y are the same which needs to be eliminated by answering the question “the same what?” One way to make this more precise is by appeal to Geach's idea that identity is relative. In this paper I evaluate Geach's relative identity thesis.
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    The Logic of Relative Identity.James Wallace Cain - 1985 - Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
    My dissertation evaluates Peter Geach's theory of relative identity. Typically discussions of relative identity focus on predicative identity expressions of the form "is the same A as". My approach, following Geach, is broader: it also looks at how, if correct, the theory of relative identity must play into our accounts of proper names and quantifiers. ;Geach's theory is well known for denying the coherence of the concept of absolute identity, and for its espousal of a concept of identity allowing true (...)
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    GRIFFIN, N., "Relative Identity".L. Splitter - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58:298.
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    GRIFFIN, N. "Relative Identity". [REVIEW]H. W. Noonan - 1979 - Mind 88:299.
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    Identity and Cardinality: Geach and Frege.William P. Alston & Jonathan Bennett - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):553-567.
    P. T. Geach, notoriously, holds the Relative Identity Thesis, according to which a meaningful judgment of identity is always, implicitly or explicitly, relative to some general term. ‘The same’ is a fragmentary expression, and has no significance unless we say or mean ‘the same X’, where ‘X’ represents a general term (what Frege calls a Begriffswort or Begriffsausdruck). (P. T. Geach, Mental Acts (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957), p. 69. I maintain that it makes no sense to judge whether (...)
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    Relative Identity Reconsidered.Olin Hills Joynton - 1976 - Dissertation, Rice University
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    Why Digital Pictures Are Not Notational Representations.John Zeimbekis - 2015 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73 (4):449-453.
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    Towards a Logic of Relative Identity.Nicholas Griffin & Richard Routley - 1979 - Logique Et Analyse 22 (85):65.
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    Ontological Relativity and Relative Identity.Peter Thomas Geach - 1973 - In Milton Karl Munitz (ed.), Logic and Ontology. New York: New York University Press.
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    Geach and Relative Identity-Reply.P. T. Geach - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (3):556-559.
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    Plausibility, Necessity and Identity: A Logic of Relative Plausibility.L. I. Xiaowu & W. E. N. Xuefeng - 2007 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):629-644.
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    "Relative Identity," by Nicholas Griffin.Herbert E. Hendry - 1978 - Modern Schoolman 55 (4):406-407.
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    Identity.Harold Noonan & Benjamin L. Curtis - 2014 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Much of the debate about identity in recent decades has been about personal identity, and specifically about personal identity over time, but identity generally, and the identity of things of other kinds, have also attracted attention. Various interrelated problems have been at the centre of discussion, but it is fair to say that recent work has focussed particularly on the following areas: the notion of a criterion of identity; the correct analysis of identity over time, and, in particular, the disagreement (...)
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    Moderate Monism, Sortal Concepts, and Relative Identity.Harold Noonan - 2013 - The Monist 96 (1):101-130.
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    Instantiation is Not Partial Identity.Nicholas Mantegani - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 163 (3):697-715.
    In order to avoid the problems faced by standard realist analyses of the “relation” of instantiation, Baxter and, following him, Armstrong each analyze the instantiation of a universal by a particular in terms of their partial identity. I introduce two related conceptions of partial identity, one mereological and one non-mereological, both of which require at least one of the relata of the partial identity “relation” to be complex. I then introduce a second non-mereological conception of partial identity, which allows for (...)
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    Natural Unity and Paradoxes of Legal Persons.James Goetz - 2014 - Journal Jurisprudence 21:27-46.
    This essay proposes an ontological model in which a legal person such as a polity possesses natural unity from group properties that emerge in the self-organization of the human population. Also, analysis of customary legal persons and property indicates noncontradictory paradoxes that include Aristotelian essence of an entity, relative identity over time, ubiquitous authority, coinciding authorities, and identical entities. Mathematical modeling helps to explain the logic of the paradoxes.
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    Identificational Sentences.Friederike Moltmann - 2013 - Natural Language Semantics 21 (1):43-77.
    Based on the notion of a trope, this paper gives a novel analysis of identificational sentences such as 'this is Mary','this is a beautiful woman', 'this looks like Mary', or 'this is the same lump of clay, but not the same statue as that'.
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    Libertarianism, Feminism, and Relative Identity.Roy W. Perrett - 2000 - Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (4):383-395.
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