Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz’s Law

@inproceedings{Williamson2002VaguenessIA,
  title={Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz’s Law},
  author={Timothy Williamson},
  year={2002}
}
When we reflect on the individuation of objects, we soon encounter hard cases. We are presented with pairs of objects the grounds for classifying which as identical look no better and no worse than the grounds for classifying them as distinct; we have no idea how to decide the question. For instance, the diachronic identity of the ship of Theseus was already a matter of philosophical debate when Plutarch wrote, and has still not been settled: The thirty-oared galley in which Theseus sailed… CONTINUE READING

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