more from André Gallois

Single Idea 14755

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

Full Idea

Gallois's core claim is that the identity relation holds with respect to times, ...and he must claim that there is no such thing as the relation of identity simpliciter.

Gist of Idea

Gallois is committed to identity with respect to times, and denial of simple identity


report of André Gallois (Occasions of Identity [1998]) by Theodore Sider - Four Dimensionalism 5.5

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Four Dimensionalism' [OUP 2003], p.171

A Reaction

Gallois is essentially responding to the statue and clay problem, but it seems a bit drastic to entirely change our concept of two things being identical, such as Hesperus and Phosphorus. 'Identity' seems to have several meanings; let's sort them out.