Sortals and criteria of identity

Analysis 72 (3):474-478 (2012)

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Brian Epstein
Tufts University
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In a recent article, Harold Noonan argues that application conditions and criteria of identity are not distinct from one another. This seems to threaten the standard approach to distinguishing sortals from adjectival terms. I propose that his observation, while correct, does not have this consequence. I present a simple scheme for distinguishing sortals from adjectival terms. I also propose an amended version of the standard canonical form of criteria of identity
Keywords sortals  identity  properties
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans078
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