"Tat tvam asi": An Important Identity Statement or a Mere Tautology

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Title: "Tat tvam asi": An Important Identity Statement or a Mere Tautology
Author: Gupta, Bina, 1947-; Wilcox, William C.
Date: 1984-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Philosophy East and West Vol. 34, No. 1 (Jan., 1984), pp. 85-94
Abstract: Before one can reasonably investigate the question of whether two things are identical, it stands to reason that one must have a clear understanding not only of what counts as a thing but, even more importantly, of what it means for two things to be identical. The question of the nature of identity is indeed a perplexing one, and has served as a starting point for much recent philosophical investigations. It drove Frege to make the distinction between sense and reference,1 has been a central factor in much of Quine's ontological analysis, and recently has played a central role in Butchvarov's protometaphysical Being Qua Being.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10701
ISSN: 0031-8221

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