Sameness and Substance Renewed
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By (author) David Wiggins
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Sameness and Substance Renewed by David Wiggins
Book DescriptionIn this book, which thoroughly revises and greatly expands his classic work Sameness and Substance (1980), David Wiggins retrieves and refurbishes in the light of twentieth-century logic and logical theory certain conceptions of identity, of substance and of persistence through change that philosophy inherits from its past. In this new version, he vindicates the absoluteness, necessity, determinateness and all or nothing character of identity against rival conceptions. He defends a form of essentialism that he calls individuative essentialism, and then a form of realism that he calls conceptualist realism. In a final chapter he advocates a human being-based conception of the identity and individuation of persons, arguing that any satisfactory account of personal memory must make reference to the life of the rememberer himself. This important book will appeal to a wide range of readers in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and analytic philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521454117
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Wiggins
Continuants, Hardback (November 2016)
For this volume David Wiggins has selected and revised eleven of his essays in an area of metaphysics where his work has been particularly influential, and he has added a substantial introduction and one new unpublished essay. Among the subjects treated are substance, identity, persistence, persons, sortals, and artefacts.
Conditionals, Paperback (January 2003)
'Conditionals' is a problematic and much-debated subject in the philosophy of language and logic. This work discusses the distinctions between different kinds of conditionals, and then goes on to cover a range of topics, including assertibility, conditional probability, possible-worlds theories, and conditional demands and questions.
Sameness and Substance Renewed, Paperback (September 2001)
A substantially revised and expanded edition of David Wiggins' classic work Sameness and Substance.
Needs, Values, Truth, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by David Wiggins
This text aims to bring together a selection of writings of contemporary philosopher David Wiggins, drawn from his work in the broad area of the philosophy of value. The author passes between problems of ethics, meta-ethics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of logic and language.
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