Indiscernibility and the Grounds of Identity

Philosophical Studies:1-23 (forthcoming)
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Abstract

I provide a theory of the metaphysical foundations of identity: an account what grounds facts of the form a=b. In particular, I defend the claim that indiscernibility grounds identity. This is typically rejected because it is viciously circular; plausible assumptions about the logic of ground entail that the fact that a=b partially grounds itself. The theory I defend is immune to this circularity.

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Samuel Elgin
University of California, San Diego

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