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Single Idea 11838

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 3. Relative Identity]

Full Idea

The thesis of Relativity of Identity (which I steadfastly oppose) ..suggests that it makes all the difference to keeping track of continuants through space and time which concept one subsumes something under.

Gist of Idea

Relativity of Identity makes identity entirely depend on a category


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance Renewed [2001], 1.1)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance Renewed' [CUP 2001], p.22

A Reaction

[Geach I take to be the villain of this idea] The point is that identity is entirely relative to the sortal concept, where Wiggins wants to make identity a combination of the object itself and our concept of it (I think).