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Single Idea 3314

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 5. Self-Identity]

Full Idea

With the thesis that to be as such is to be relative, the absolutist may be found to concur, but the issue turns on what it might be that a thing is supposed to be relative to. Why not itself?

Gist of Idea

Absolutists might accept that to exist is relative, but relative to what? How about relative to itself?

Source

Josť A. Benardete (Metaphysics: the logical approach [1989], Ch. 8)

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.50