Identity, Indiscernibility, and Philosophical Claims

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1594
Author(s):
Krause, Décio; Coelho, Antonio M. N.
preprint description
The concept of indiscernibility in a structure is analysed with the aim of emphasizing that in asserting that two objects are indiscernible, it is useful to consider these objects as members of (the domain of) a structure. A case for this usefulness is presented by examining the consequences of this view to the philosophical discussion on identity and indiscernibility in quantum theory.