Contingent identity and Kripkean counterpart theory

Ramachandran, Murali (2003) Contingent identity and Kripkean counterpart theory. In: Childers, T and Majer, P (eds.) The Logica yearbook 2002. Filozofia, Prague, pp. 207-219. ISBN 8070071729

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Abstract

David Lewis's counterpart-theoretic semantics for modal logic accommodates two varieties of CONTINGENT IDENTITY. I argue that one variety, contingent SELF-identity, is incoherent, but the other is fine. I revise Lewis's counterpart theory accordingly. The result is what I call Kripkean counterpart theory.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Murali Ramachandran
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 16:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18515
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