Single Idea 17509

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 1. Concept of Identity]

Full Idea

Some hold that the 'covering concept' completes the incomplete concept of identity, determining the kind of sameness involved. Others strongly deny the identity itself is incomplete, and locate the covering concept within the necessary act of reference.

Gist of Idea

Some say a 'covering concept' completes identity; others place the concept in the reference


M.R. Ayers (Individuals without Sortals [1974], Intro)

Book Reference

-: 'Canadian Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.113

A Reaction

[a bit compressed; Geach is the first view, and Quine the second; Wiggins is somewhere between the two]