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Single Idea 13279

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 6. Constitution of an Object]

Full Idea

The view that constitution is identity has many versions: eliminativism (van Inwagen), identity relative to time (Gallois), identity relativized to sort (Geach), four-dimensionalism (Lewis, Sider), contingent identity (Gibbard), dominant kinds (Burke).

Gist of Idea

There are at least six versions of constitution being identity


Kathrin Koslicki (The Structure of Objects [2008], n17)

Book Reference

Koslicki,Kathrin: 'The Structure of Objects' [OUP 2008], p.179

A Reaction

[she offers other names- useful footnote] Eliminativism says there is no identity. Gallois's view is Heraclitus. Geach seems to deny nature, since sorts are partly conventional. 4-D, nah! Gibbard: it could be the thing but lack its identity? Kinds wrong.