Single Idea 11887

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / a. Transworld identity]

Full Idea

Transworld identity without individual essences leads to 'bare identities'.

Gist of Idea

Transworld identity without individual essences leads to 'bare identities'

Source

Penelope Mackie (How Things Might Have Been [2006], 2.7)

Book Reference

Mackie,Penelope: 'How Things Might Have Been' [OUP 2006], p.30


A Reaction

[She gives an argument for this, based on Forbes] I certainly favour the notion of individual essences over the notion of bare identities. We must distinguish identity in reality from identity in concept. Identities are points in conceptual space.