Synthese

, Volume 187, Issue 2, pp 661–672

On some putative graph-theoretic counterexamples to the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9867-3

Cite this article as:
De Clercq, R. Synthese (2012) 187: 661. doi:10.1007/s11229-010-9867-3

Abstract

Recently, several authors have claimed to have found graph-theoretic counterexamples to the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles (PII). In this paper, I argue that their counterexamples presuppose a certain view of what unlabeled graphs are, and that this view is optional at best.

Keywords

Identity of indiscerniblesGraphtheoryStructuralism

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Visual Studies & Department of PhilosophyLingnan UniversityHong KongHong Kong SAR