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The Philosophy of LeibnizMetaphysics and Language$
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Benson Mates

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780195059465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195059468.001.0001

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Identity in the Actual World

Identity in the Actual World

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(p.122) VII Identity in the Actual World
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The Philosophy of Leibniz
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Benson Mates (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195059468.003.0008

The so‐called salva veritate criterion for the truth of identity propositions, namely that A is the same as B if and only if A can be substituted for B in any proposition salva veritate, is considered in all its ambiguities and other puzzling forms. In particular, Leibniz's explanation of why the criterion breaks down when applied on Fregean “oblique contexts” is discussed.

Keywords:   concept, Frege, identity, Leibniz, oblique contexts, sameness, substitutivity

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