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Single Idea 3145

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 7. Indiscernible Objects]

Full Idea

Leibniz's Law, the indiscernibility of identicals, is a truism which should not be confused with the more controversial identity of indiscernibles, which depends on the possibility of perfectly replicated universes.

Gist of Idea

The Indiscernibility of Identicals is a truism; but the Identity of Indiscernibles depends on possible identical worlds


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 2.4)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.49