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dc.contributor.authorGupta, Bina, 1947-eng
dc.contributor.authorWilcox, William C.eng
dc.description.abstractBefore 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.eng
dc.identifier.citationPhilosophy East and West Vol. 34, No. 1 (Jan., 1984), pp. 85-94eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii Presseng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophy publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Philosophyeng
dc.subject.lcshSense (Philosophy)eng
dc.subject.lcshReference (Philosophy)eng
dc.title"Tat tvam asi": An Important Identity Statement or a Mere Tautologyeng

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