Identity and Indiscernibility

Mind 118 (469):101-119 (2009)
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Abstract

Putative counterexamples to the Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles (PII) are notoriously inconclusive. I establish ground rules for debate in this area, offer a new response to such counterexamples for friends of the PII, but then argue that no response is entirely satisfactory. Finally, I undermine some positive arguments for PII

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Katherine Hawley
PhD: Cambridge University; Last affiliation: University of St. Andrews

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