Identity

[Revised entry by Harold Noonan and Ben Curtis on April 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Much of the debate about identity in recent decades has been about personal identity, and
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[Revised entry by Harold Noonan and Ben Curtis on April 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Much of the debate about identity in recent decades has been about personal identity, and specifically about personal identity over time, but identity generally, and the identity of things of other kinds, have also attracted attention. Various interrelated problems have been at the centre of discussion, but it is fair to say that recent work has focussed particularly on the following areas: the notion of a criterion...

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