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Single Idea 16233

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 1. Objects over Time]

Full Idea

A problem for Gallois is that he leaves us no way to talk about questions of genuine identity through time, and thus undercuts one motivation for his own position.

Gist of Idea

Gallois hoped to clarify identity through time, but seems to make talk of it impossible


comment on André Gallois (Occasions of Identity [1998]) by Katherine Hawley - How Things Persist 5.8

Book Reference

Hawley,Katherine: 'How Things Persist' [OUP 2004], p.163

A Reaction

Gallois seems to need a second theory of identity to support his Occasional Identity theory. Two things need an identity each, before we can say that the two identities coincide. (Time to read Gallois!)

Related Idea

Idea 16231 Occasional Identity: two objects can be identical at one time, and different at others [Gallois, by Hawley]