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The concept of identity / Eli Hirsch.


New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
ISBN 019502995X, 0195074742, 9780195074741, 9780195029956

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Subjects Espace et temps.
Filosofische aspecten.
Identität.
Identiteit.
Identité
Identité (psychologie)
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Materie.
Metafysica.
Object (Philosophy)
Objet (Philosophie)
Philosophische Anthropologie.
Psycholinguistique.
Space and time.
Description x, 318 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes "Part I ... originally published as ... The persistence of objects"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Persistence of Objects -- Continuity -- The Simple Continuity Analysis -- Qualitative Continuity -- Spatiotemporal Continuity -- Is Continuity Necessary? -- Is Continuity Sufficient? -- Sortals -- The Sortal Rule -- The Making of a Sortal -- Coming into Existence and Going out of Existence -- Identity, Predication, and Constitution -- The Compositional Criterion -- The Basic Idea of Persistence -- A Question about Sortal-Relativity -- The Basic Rule -- Limitations of the Basic Rule -- Refining the Basic Rule -- Unity through Time and Space -- Articulation -- The Persistence of Matter -- A Puzzle about Matter -- An "Ultimate" Kind of Persistence -- Searching for Identity Criteria -- Matter and Common Sense -- The Metaphysics of Persistence -- Do We Need Persisting Objects? -- A Question about Spatiotemporal Continuity -- Identity Schemes -- "Real" and "Fictitious" Persistence -- Can We Justify Our Identity Scheme? -- Minds and Bodies -- Foundations of Identity -- Metaphysical Priorities and Epistemological Priorities -- Body-Stages -- Temporal Parts -- A Question of Priorities -- Spatiotemporal Continuity -- Analyzing Bodily Identity -- Epistemological Priorities -- Matter, Causality, and Stereotypes of Identity -- Optimal Cases -- Compositional and Causal Continuity -- Stereotypes of Identity -- A Sense of Unity -- Criteria of Unity -- Unity and Similarity -- Conventionalism -- An "Empiricist" Explanation -- Focusing on Objects -- Natural Kinds and Natural Units -- Kinds and Units -- Kinds and Similarity Classes -- Is the class of units a kind? -- Kinds and individuation -- The basis of kinds and units -- Constraints on self-identity -- a strange identity concept -- Metaphysical constraints -- Pragmatic constraints -- Psychological constraints -- The sense of self.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7577116
(OCoLC)ocm07577116
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WorldCat Identities Hirsch, Eli, 1938-
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