Graph Theory and The Identity of Indiscernibles

Dialectica 70 (3):463-474 (2016)
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The mathematical field of graph theory has recently been used to provide counterexamples to the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles. In response to this, it has been argued that appeal to relations between graphs allows the Principle to survive the counterexamples. In this paper, I aim to show why that proposal does not succeed.



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