What Is Identity?

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byC. J. F. Williams

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The concept of identity has been seen to lead to paradox: we cannot truly and usefully say that a thing is the same either as itself or as something else. This book is a full examination of this paradox in philosophical logic, and of its implications for the philosophy of mathematics, thephilosphy of mind, and relativism about identity. The author's account involves detailed discussion of the views of Wittgenstein, Russell, Frege, and Hintikka.

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The concept of identity has been seen to lead to paradox: we cannot truly and usefully say that a thing is the same either as itself or as something else. This book is a full examination of this paradox in philosophical logic, and of its implications for the philosophy of mathematics, thephilosphy of mind, and relativism about identit...

C. J. F. Williams is at University of Bristol.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198248083

ISBN - 13:9780198248088

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`William's book is very exciting: the author is well-informed and is a man who thinks!'History and Philosophy of Logic