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Single Idea 4480

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / c. Individuation by location]

Full Idea

Any account of the identity of material objects which turns on the identity of places and times must face the objection that the identity of places and times depends, in turn, on the identities of the objects located at them.

Gist of Idea

Times and places are identified by objects, so cannot be used in a theory of object-identity


Michael J. Loux (Metaphysics: contemporary introduction [1998], p.56)

Book Reference

Loux,Michael J.: 'Metaphysics: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 2000], p.56

A Reaction

This may be a benign circle, in which we concede that there are two basic interdependent concepts of objects and space-time. If you want to define identity - in terms of what?