The identity of indiscernibles is an ontological principle that states that there cannot be separate objects or entities that have all their properties in common that is entities x and y are identical if every predicate possessed by x is also possessed by y and vice versa to suppose two things indiscernible is to suppose the same thing under . The identity of indiscernibles is a principle of analytic ontology first explicitly formulated by wilhelm gottfried leibniz in his discourse on metaphysics section 9 loemker 1969 308. Get this from a library leibnizs principle of identity of indiscernibles gonzalo rodrguez pereyra gonzalo rodrguez pereyra presents a new study of leibnizs principle of the identity of indiscernibles a principle which rules out numerically distinct but perfectly similar things. The contingency of leibnizs principle of the identity of indiscernibles o 901 ergo o vol 4 no 31 o 2017 before diving into the details of my interpretation it is helpful to say a few. The principle of the identity of indiscernibles according to which in one version there cannot be distinct things that are qualitatively exactly alike can seem supremely important
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