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Occasions of Identity: A Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness

André Gallois

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261833
eISBN:
9780191698798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261833.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Occasions of Identity is an exploration of timeless philosophical issues about persistence, change, time, and sameness. The author offers a critical survey of various rival views about ... More


Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Christopher Shields

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle regularly identifies philosophical and scientific concepts as homonymous; indeed, his preoccupation with homonymy influences his approach to many subjects and clearly structures his ... More


Gay Marriage and Liberal Constitutionalism: Two Mistakes

Robin West

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This argument for gay marriage based on its seamless sameness with straight marriage and the “equality” and equal treatment that sameness demands, deprives us of the opportunity to not only argue for ... More


Death and the Afterlife

Lynne Rudder Baker

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Monotheistic conceptions of an afterlife raise a philosophical question: In virtue of what is a postmortem person the same person who lived and died? Four standard answers are surveyed and ... More


Fundamental Concepts in Phonology: Sameness and Difference

Ken Lodge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625659
eISBN:
9780748671410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625659.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

An investigation of the criteria needed to determine sameness and difference in the classification of items of phonological relevance. Reliance on phonetic substance and meaningful contrast as the ... More


Oneness, Sameness, and Referential Opacity

Christopher Shields

in Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Shields examines oneness and sameness within the framework of homonymy developed in Part I. One of Shields's main aims here is to reject the reading according to which Aristotle introduces multiple ... More


How to Think about Words

Gary Ebbs

in Truth and Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Tarski–Quine thesis and the Intersubjectivity Constraint appear incompatible. This chapter argues that the appearance is rooted in our acceptance of a standard conception of words, according to ... More


Individuating the Virtues

Daniel C. Russell

in Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter proposes resolving the enumeration problem (explained in Chapter 5) by sorting the virtues into a structure of “cardinal” and “subordinate” virtues, and it examines three main issues in ... More


“But next …”: Personal Identity without Substantial Continuity

Galen Strawson

in Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness and Concernment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161006
eISBN:
9781400851843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161006.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the notion that personal identity or sameness of subject of experience across time doesn't require sameness of substance or substantial composition across time, any more than ... More


Hylomorphism and the incarnation 1

Michael C. Rea

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583164
eISBN:
9780191725647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers a model of the incarnation that incorporates two central features of Aristotelian metaphysics which have elsewhere been deployed in solving the so—called Logical Problem of the ... More


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