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Single Idea 2407

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 4. Conceivable as Possible / b. Conceivable but impossible]

Full Idea

Just because one can imagine that A and B are not identical, it does not follow that A and B are not identical (think of the morning star and the evening star).

Gist of Idea

One can wrongly imagine two things being non-identical even though they are the same (morning/evening star)


David J.Chalmers (The Conscious Mind [1996], 2.4.1)

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.130