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Imperfect identity

Olson, E.T. (2006) Imperfect identity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 106 (2). pp. 247-264. ISSN 1467-9264


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Questions of identity over time are often hard to answer. A long tradition has it that such questions are somehow soft: they have no unique, determinate answer, and disagreements about them are merely verbal. I argue that this claim is not the truism it is taken to be. Depending on how it is understood, it turns out either to be false or to presuppose a highly contentious metaphysical claim.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of a paper published in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. The definitive version is available from http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9264.2006.00196.x
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Philosophy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 24 May 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 11:14
Published Version: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j...
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2006.00196.x
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1221

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