Can Identity Be Relativized?

Otávio Bueno

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What is the scope of identity? The intuitive response is that it applies everywhere, since every object is identical to itself. In this sense, identity is a general concept. In this chapter, I argue for the generality of identity by critically examining some attempts at relativizing it. I argue that each alleged instance of relativization ultimately presupposes identity, and as a result, identity still stands – in all of its un-relativized glory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Universal Logic
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Universal Logic
ISSN (Print)2297-0282
ISSN (Electronic)2297-0290


  • Identity
  • Logics
  • Nonclassical
  • Quantification
  • Relativization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Logic
  • Philosophy


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