Sameness and Substance Renewed by David Wiggins
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Sameness and Substance Renewed
By David Wiggins

Sameness and Substance Renewed

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Sameness and Substance Renewed by David Wiggins

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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521456197
ISBN-10: 0521456193
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Conditionals by David Wiggins Conditionals, Paperback (January 2003)

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A substantially revised and expanded edition of David Wiggins' classic work Sameness and Substance.

Needs, Values, Truth by David Wiggins Needs, Values, Truth, Paperback (March 1998)

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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