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My understanding of the use-mention distinction is that the former refers to a disposition (behavior) or proposition (meaning bearer) while the latter is merely a reference (syntactical expression such as a string). In this way, dispositions correspond to correspondent truths (combining two individual cookies in results in a state of affairs that a box has a ...


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1+1=2 is a formula (an expression of mathematical language that express a statement) and "1+1=2" is the way to refer to the expression: correct. 1+1 is a term, i.e. an expression that denotes a number. Thus, it is not a formula. The principle of the Indiscernibility of Identicals (the converse of the Identity of Indiscernibles) in its predicate logic ...


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Yes you should care because after 5 minutes you are already a different person who just happens now to have a twin sister whom people are talking about murdering. In the "Many Worlds" interpretation of QM this happens all the time anyway. Most of us don't worry too much about what happens to the versions of us in all the parallel universes because we've got ...


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Identity is always subjective. You are not you except to the extent that you experience you-ness. Societies try to find objective mens of guaranteeing identity — they will keep records, issue identity cards, check signatures and fingerprints and DNA — but the fact that your identity card says (e.g.) "John Smith" with a thumbprint that's on file in some ...


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