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Single Idea 15825

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 6. Identity between Objects]

Full Idea

Carneades denied the principle of the transitivity of identity.

Gist of Idea

Carneades denied the transitivity of identity


report of Carneades (fragments/reports [c.174 BCE], fr 41-42) by Roderick Chisholm - Person and Object 3.1

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.91

A Reaction

Chisholm calls this 'extreme', but I assume Carneades wouldn't deny the principle in mathematics. I'm guessing that he just means that nothing ever stays quite the same.