Erkenntnis 25 (3):319 - 322 (1986)

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Alan Hausman
Hunter College (CUNY)
James Kelly
Miami University, Ohio
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Nelson Goodman argues against those who, like Carnap, claim extensional identity is the criterion for correct constructional definition. Goodman argues that internal logical difficulties sink such a criterion, thus he proposes his own criterion of extensional isomorphism. We argue that Goodman's criterion itself falls prey to his own arguments or else extensional identity is not shown faulty
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