|Leitgeb, Hannes (2013): Criteria of Identity: Strong and Wrong. In: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 64, No. 1: pp. 61-68|
We show that finitely axiomatized first-order theories that involve some criterion of identity for entities of a category C can be reformulated as conjunctions of a non-triviality statement and a criterion of identity for entities of category C again. From this, we draw two conclusions: First, criteria of identity can be very strong deductively. Second, although the criteria of identity that are constructed in the proof of the theorem are not good ones intuitively, it is difficult to say what exactly is wrong with them once the modern metaphysical view of identity criteria is presupposed.
|Faculties:||Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Science > Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)|
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Science > Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) > Logic
|Subjects:||100 Philosophy and Psychology > 100 Philosophy|
100 Philosophy and Psychology > 160 Logic
|Deposited On:||28. May 2014 06:54|
|Last Modified:||29. Apr 2016 09:18|