Philosophical Studies 157 (1):141-152 (2012)

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Ralf M. Bader
Oxford University
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This paper establishes that the occasional identity relation and the contingent identity relation are both non-transitive and as such are not properly classified as identity relations. This is achieved by appealing to cases where multiple fissions and fusions occur simultaneously. These cases show that the contingent and occasional identity relations do not even satisfy the time-indexed and world-indexed versions of the transitivity requirement and hence are non-transitive relations
Keywords contingent identity  occasional identity
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The Fundamental and the Brute.Ralf Bader - forthcoming - Philosophical Studies:1-22.

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