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Single Idea 14252

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / c. Unity as conceptual]

Full Idea

We should understand the identity or being of an object in terms of the propositions rendered true by its identity rather than the other way round.

Gist of Idea

We should understand identity in terms of the propositions it renders true


Kit Fine (Ontological Dependence [1995], I)

Book Reference

-: 'Aristotelian Society' [], p.273

A Reaction

Behind this is an essentialist view of identity, rather than one connected with necessary properties.