I’m an independent researcher working in philosophy.
I’m interested in metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and aesthetics.
Abstract. Contra Locke’s thesis, Kit Fine (2000) argues (1) two things of the same sort may coincide, (2) two things of the same sort may coincide at each time they exist, and (3) two things of the same sort may necessarily coincide. We will challenge each one of these arguments in turn, ultimately demonstrating why the whole of Fine’s counter-example is incorrectly reasoned and that Locke’s thesis still stands.