Title

Locke's principle is an applicable criterion of identity

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Noûs

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Volume

47

Issue

4

First Page

697

Last Page

705

Abstract

The article presents a disagreement on the validity of John Locke's principle due to the different interpretations of kind. It argues the failure of Locke's principle to constitute an applicable or useful criterion of identity. It explores the skepticism of several philosophers on the possibility of finding a criterion of identity through time for ordinary material objects, even if they do not explicitly mention the principle or the objections that have been raised against it.

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-0068.2011.00841.x

Print ISSN

00294624

E-ISSN

14680068

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Recommended Citation

De Clercq, R. (2013). Locke's principle is an applicable criterion of identity. Nous, 47(4), 697-705. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2011.00841.x