Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity

One of my favourite living philosophers (if not the favourite) is David Wiggins. He was my tutor for ethics but not unfortunately for metaphysics which by then had become a secondary interest for him. Great to see that he has just released a new book gathering several of his most important essays on identity in one volume. Speaking of identity, it’s disheartening to see the cavalier use of this technical term by many in domains where there is no philosophical culture — e.g. typically in English, gender, and sociology departments. DW must surely be one of the last of the philosophers from the golden age of Anglophonic philosophy and unlike the overtly ideological or scared or bully-type careerists (often all three) that populate most departments now, David is known as a philosopher’s philosopher. a man of unimpeachable integrity.