To Be F Is To Be G

Philosophical Perspectives 30 (1):39-134 (2016)
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This paper is an investigation of the general logic of "identifications", claims such as 'To be a vixen is to be a female fox', 'To be human is to be a rational animal', and 'To be just is to help one's friends and harm one's enemies', many of which are of great importance to philosophers. I advocate understanding such claims as expressing higher-order identity, and discuss a variety of different general laws which they might be thought to obey. [New version: Nov. 4th, 2016]
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Naturalness.Dorr, Cian & Hawthorne, John

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Ground Grounded.Sider, Theodore
Grounding, Essence, And Identity.Correia, Fabrice & Skiles, Alexander

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