Identity criteria and sortal concepts

@inproceedings{Carrara2001IdentityCA,
  title={Identity criteria and sortal concepts},
  author={Massimiliano Carrara and Pierdaniele Giaretta},
  booktitle={FOIS},
  year={2001}
}
In this paper we focus on a specific aspect of the notion ofconceptualisation, i.e. on the issue of the specification ofa certain kind of concept: sortal concept. Our startingpoint is the intuitive idea that a sortal concept cannot bespecified in isolation from a general notion of entity. We thinkthat this idea has some bearing on the way in which identitycriteria should be conceived, since they are usually taken as afundamental tool for the specification of a sortal concept. Thefirst goal of… CONTINUE READING