Is the partial identity account of property resemblance logically incoherent?

Dialectica 61 (4):539-558 (2007)

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Sophie Gibb
Durham University
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According to the partial identity account of resemblance, exact resemblance is complete identity and inexact resemblance is partial identity. In this paper, I examine Arda Denkel's (1998) argument that this account of resemblance is logically incoherent as it results in a vicious regress. I claim that although Denkel's argument does not succeed, a modified version of it leads to the conclusion that the partial identity account is plausible only if the constituents of every determinate property are ultimately quantitative in nature.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2007.01121.x
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