Organon F

2021, Pages 1–7

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

Conditional Uniqueness

Erhan Demircioğlu

DOI: to be assigned


In this paper, I aim to do three things. First, I introduce the distinction between the Uniqueness Thesis (U) and what I call the Conditional Uniqueness Thesis (U*). Second, I argue that despite their official advertisements, some prominent uniquers effectively defend U* rather than U. Third, some influential considerations that have been raised by the opponents of U misfire if they are interpreted as against U*. The moral is that an appreciation of the distinction between U and U* helps to clarify the contours of the uniqueness debate and to avoid a good deal of talking past each other.


Rationality; rational belief; evidence; uniqueness; permissivism.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)


Erhan Demircioğlu


Koç University


Department of Philosophy, Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450, Sarıyer – Istanbul, Turkey


About this article


21 January 2021


12 February 2022

Published online

23 April 2022


Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

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Demircioğlu, Erhan. "Conditional Uniqueness" Organon F 2022, 1–7.

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© Erhan Demircioğlu

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