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By Timothy Williamson

While do reviews have an analogous subjective personality? What unifies the lifetime of somebody? How can animals be grouped into species? Are Latin and Italian diverse levels of an analogous language? may HMS Victory were made from varied planks and nonetheless be an analogous send? Timothy Williamson argues that those and different questions provide upward thrust to philosophical issues of a similar underlying constitution. In every one case, good judgment assumptions result in slippery slope paradoxes. This e-book proposes a brand new and unified solution to those difficulties, in keeping with strategies from mathematical common sense. It calls for positions to be taken up on present controversies approximately vagueness, commentary and necessity; the paintings of philosophers reminiscent of Michael Dummett, Crispin Wright, Nathan Salmon and Graeme Forbes is mentioned. "Identity" addresses in an unique and rigorous means the need of discrimination and the thresholds which be sure the approximate standards of identification.

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