more from Amie L. Thomasson

Single Idea 14476

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 6. Identity between Objects]

Full Idea

Identity claims are only well-formed and truth-evaluable if the terms flanking the statement are associated with a certain category of entity each is to refer to, which disambiguates the reference and identity-criteria.

Gist of Idea

Identity claims between objects are only well-formed if the categories are specified


Amie L. Thomasson (Ordinary Objects [2007], 03)

Book Reference

Thomasson,Amie L.: 'Ordinary Objects' [OUP 2010], p.57

A Reaction

The first of her two criteria for identity. She is buying the full Wiggins package.

Related Idea

Idea 14477 Identical entities must be of the same category, and meet the criteria for the category [Thomasson]