numerical identity


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numerical identity

n
(Logic) logic the relation that holds between two relata when they are the selfsame entity, that is, when the terms designating them have the same reference. Compare qualitative identity See also Leibnitz's law
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Oliver's and Rodriguez-Pereyra's important interpretation of the problem of universals as one concerning truthmakers neglects something crucial: that there is a numerical identity between numerically distinct particulars.
According to Katie Javanaud in "Is The Buddhist 'No-Self' Doctrine Compatible With Pursuing Nirvana?," there are three properties associated with the self: (1) numerical identity, (2) permanence or endurance, and (3) control (that is, the executive function).
Amerini is surely correct to claim, along with Aquinas, that there is a sort of numerical identity between the fetus and an adult human being.
The next-generation Android version is not 4.5 but 5.0 instead after a screenshot revealed its numerical identity via Google Now.
In contrast, the potential to produce is the capacity to cause something else, and hence there is no need for numerical identity. Embryos prior to fourteen days, however, have only productive potential: 'the fertilized egg does not stand at the beginning of the process of development of the embryo proper ....

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