Philosophical Quarterly 19 (76):221-230 (1969)

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Robert Muehlmann
University of Western Ontario
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This paper consists of a thorough examination of the russell-Wittgenstein controversy over identity. The early wittgenstein's comments on this issue are cryptic and obscure; yet one thing is obvious. His views on identity are partly, If not wholly a negative response to russell's. In unearthing the source of the controversy, I distinguish several senses of 'identity'. I then examine several texts of russell's showing that he fails to make these necessary distinctions. I conclude by demonstrating that wittgenstein's comments are designed in part to rectify this mistake and in part to offer an illuminating analysis of his own
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