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Sameness and Substance Renewed.

Author: David Wiggins
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, which revises and greatly expands his classic work Sameness and Substance (1980), David Wiggins examines the logic of identity, the ideas of substance and change, essence, predication and sortal predication, personhood, and personal memory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wiggins
ISBN: 9780511052897 0511052898
OCLC Number: 475872350
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Preamble, chiefly concerned with matters methodological and terminological; CHAPTER ONE The absoluteness of sameness; CHAPTER TWO Outline of a theory of individuation; CHAPTER THREE Sortal concepts: and the characteristic activity or function or purpose of things falling under them; CHAPTER FOUR Individuative essentialism; CHAPTER FIVE Conceptualism and realism; CHAPTER SIX Identity: absolute, determinate, and all or nothing, like no other relation but itself 1; CHAPTER SEVEN Personal identity; Select bibliography; Index of names of persons cited or mentioned.

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In this book, which revises and greatly expands his classic work Sameness and Substance (1980), David Wiggins examines the logic of identity, the ideas of substance and change, essence, predication and sortal predication, personhood, and personal memory.

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