Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqx021
Title: TWO CONCEPTIONS OF SIMILARITY
Authors: Blumson, Ben 
Keywords: Arts & Humanities
Philosophy
similarity
resemblance
properties
distance
metric spaces
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: Blumson, Ben (2018-01-01). TWO CONCEPTIONS OF SIMILARITY. PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY 68 (270) : 21-37. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqx021
Abstract: There are at least two traditional conceptions of numerical degree of similarity. According to the first, the degree of dissimilarity between two particulars is their distance apart in a metric space. According to the second, the degree of similarity between two particulars is a function of the number of (sparse) properties they have in common and not in common. This paper argues that these two conceptions are logically independent, but philosophically inconsonant.
Source Title: PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/229859
ISSN: 00318094
14679213
DOI: 10.1093/pq/pqx021
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