Symposium: The Loose and Popular and the Strict and Philosophical Senses of Identity
Chisholm (Roderick) & Shoemaker (Sydney)
Source: Care & Grimm - Perception and Personal Identity
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Abstract1

  1. In the second symposium Roderick M. Chisholm discusses, and argues in support of, two theses of Bishop Butler:
    1. that when we say of a physical thing existing at one time that it is identical with, or the same as, a physical thing existing at some other time, we are using the expression "the same as," or "identical with," in a "loose and popular sense"; but
    2. that when we say of a person existing at one time that he is identical with, or the same as, a person existing at some other time, we are using "the same as," or "identical with," in a "strict and philosophical sense."
  2. Sydney S. Shoemaker agrees with Chisholm that there are differences between the identity of things and the identity of persons, but argues that these differences are not captured by saying that only the latter is identity in the "strict and philosophical sense."
  3. Roderick M. Chisholm gives a Reply.



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Footnote 1: Taken from the Preface to the volume.


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