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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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.
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also believes that because Aquinas did not recognize a numerical identity between the embryo and the mature human being, he would not necessarily oppose all early abortions, and would perhaps be prepared to make exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

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