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identical

(ī-dĕn′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being the same: another orator who used the senator's identical words.
2. Exactly equal and alike: Your car is identical to mine. Are the fingerprints at the crime scene identical with those of the accused?
3. Biology Of or relating to a twin or twins developed from the same fertilized ovum and having the same genetic makeup and closely similar appearance; monozygotic.

i·den′ti·cal·ly adv.

identical

[L. identicus, the same]
Exactly alike.
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The practice of holding persons responsible at later times for what they do at earlier times presupposes that a person is a numerically identical, temporally extended entity who exists at both times.
Indeed, it is only because human moral agents exist diachronically as numerically identical individuals who have the diachronic capacity for reasoning about actions and consequences that we can justifiably hold them responsible for their behavior.
It can then seem obvious that they are numerically identical.
We can defend the view that human persons are numerically identical with their bodies, that is, with the human bodies with which they are coextensive.
After all, there is nothing to make P numerically identical with S rather than with E.
And if Z is an egg, is it not numerically identical with the original, unfertilized egg, E?

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