I want to parse like Superman (was Re: Identity)

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Jul 5 01:28:35 BST 1999

Christopher Lane scripsit:

> The proposition may be stated incorrectly. If you recall your comic
> history, Clark wore his Superman costume at all times under his clothes,
> presumably unless he were going swimming with Lois. Clark was Superman,
> most of the time,

Indeed, he was Superman *all* of the time. Identity either holds or
it doesn't; there is no such thing as "becoming identical" or
"ceasing to be identical".

> All of these things are known by us, the
> readers of the comic or watcher of the movie/show.

Hmm, do you perhaps have family knowledge?  :-)

John Cowan                                   cowan at ccil.org
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