Sortals and criteria of identity.Epstein, Brian.
In a recent article, Harold Noonan argues that application conditions and criteria of identity are not distinct from one another. This seems to threaten the standard approach to distinguishing sortals from adjectival terms. I propose that his observation, while correct, does not have this consequence. I present a simple scheme for distinguishing sortals from adjectival terms. I also propose an ame... read more
- Tufts University. Department of Philosophy.
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- Brian Epstein; Sortals and criteria of identity. Analysis 2012; 72 (3): 474-478. doi: 10.1093/analys/ans078.