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designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same sex who developed from a single fertilized ovum that split into two
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24) To say that they are numerically identical amounts to saying that the same object (e.
When we hold a person morally responsible for his actions, omissions, or the consequences of his actions and omissions, we assume that the individual we hold responsible at a later time is numerically identical with the individual who acted or failed to act at an earlier time.
As Banerjee, Galbraith and Dolado have shown, numerically identical estimates of the long run elasticities and their associated standard errors can be obtained from a variety of different dynamic models.
If two persons experience a numerically identical pain, then the pain is within the consciousness of both persons.
3) Although it seems to be possible to understand numerical identity without connecting the numerically identical objects to predicates, such a connection is frequently discussed in two further proposals: (3) some commentators speak of "relative identity," whereby--according to one interpretation--numerical identity and identity of qualities cannot be combined in such a way that one would follow from the other; (4) (4) there is an even stronger, epistemological and ontological meaning which affirms just this inference from the identity of qualities to numerical identity and/or vice versa--the identity of indiscernibles and the indiscernibility of identicals (both principles known as Leibniz's Law (5)).

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