Contingent Identity and Vague Identity

Analysis 55 (3):183 - 190 (1995)
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Evan's influential argument against vague objects (_Analysis<D>, 1978) has a parallel directed against contingent identity. I argue that Noonan failed in his attempt to accept Evans's argument but save contingent identity by establishing a disanalogy between the two arguments (in The Philosophical Quarterly 1991). Instead, I suggest an alternative way to block the argument against contingent identity and argue that its analogue provides a satisfactory response to Evans's original argument



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Rosanna Keefe
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Can there be vague objects?Gareth Evans - 1978 - Analysis 38 (4):208.

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