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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


Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Gary Peters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book attempts to stage at the level of thinking and writing an improvised performance that begins and ends with nothing but nevertheless reveals a multitude of unexpected things while it runs ... 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


Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Joanne Lipson Freed

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713767
eISBN:
9781501713828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Beginning with the basic conviction that acts of cross-cultural reading have ethical consequences, Haunting Encounters traces the narrative strategies through which certain works fiction forge ... 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


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


Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Asia Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Cognitive sociology has long addressed the way we perceive or imagine boundaries in our ordinary lives, but this book pushes this ... More


Defining and Identifying Qualities

Austen Clark

in Sensory Qualities

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236801
eISBN:
9780191679360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236801.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Particular qualities correspond to places within the sensory order. The identity is easy to see in the case of colours. Two colours differ if they differ in hue, saturation, or brightness. Sameness ... More


And Yet They Are Not Three Gods But One God

Peter van Inwagen

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter describes a logic of relative sameness within which the doctrine of Trinity is both statable and provably consistent. It explores one way of replying to the charge that Christians are ... More


Material Constitution and the Trinity

Jeffrey E. Brower and Michael C. Rea

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter starts with a precise statement of the problem of the Trinity. It then examines the Aristotelian notion of numerical sameness without identity, explains how it solves the problem of ... More


Brower and Rea's Constitution Account of the Trinity

Alexander R. Pruss

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter presents a sympathetic criticism of the constitution view. It starts by sketching the problem and Brower and Rea's solution, with some quick objections. The chapter then focuses the ... 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


Introduction

Katherine Hawley

in How Things Persist

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Persistence and identity are important aspects of human practice and used in courts of law when investigating a case. This book examines the metaphysics as to the manner in which people persist and ... More


Sameness and Difference

Katherine Hawley

in How Things Persist

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the center of stability is how things persist amidst varying state of changes from the casual process of daily routine and endurance of an object specifically explained in the example of a book ... More


The Concept of Expressiveness

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The expressive power of languages is an intriguing subject. Logical languages are more or less expressive, and that certain concepts expressible in some of these cannot be expressed in others. This ... More


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