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Single Idea 16502

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 2. Defining Identity]

Full Idea

Identity is a primitive notion.

Gist of Idea

Identity is primitive


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance [1980], 2.1)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance' [Blackwell 1980], p.49

A Reaction

To be a true primitive it would have to be univocal, but it seems to me that 'identity' comes in degrees. The primitive concept is the minimal end of the degrees, but there are also more substantial notions of identity.