Journals Higher Education



08 February 1990

232 Pages

ISBN: 9780198248088

Bookseller Code (06)


What Is Identity?

C. J. F. Williams

The concept of identity has been seen to lead to a paradox: we cannot truly and usefully say that a thing is the same either as itself or as something else. Williams here examines this paradox in philosophical logic, and its implications for the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and relativism about identity.