Can an Identity Be True and Not True?

On ‘constitutive tension’ in our concepts

Tucker Lieberman

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Granada by Frank Nürnberger from Pixabay

A concept, Eric Calderwood says, may have a built-in “constitutive tension”: it claims to point to what’s “unique and specific” even while “that specificity is predicated on the deliberate blurring” of other relevant concepts. A concept that has such an internal tension “has no ontological stability and cannot hold up under its…

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Tucker Lieberman

Editor for Prism & Pen. Author of the novel "Most Famous Short Film of All Time." https://tuckerlieberman.com/