haecceity


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Synonyms for haecceity

the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

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Instead of self, it would then be better to speak of haecceity.
We do not know whether Emily Dickinson had heard of Duns Scotus, but Hopkins most certainly had, and his concept of inscape directly derives from Duns's haecceity.
Concerning the three problems I raised earlier about various forms of essentialism, Scotus's notion of haecceity resituates the locus of human value and dignity from an essential substantia or nature to a place of particularity.
Speaking of haecceity, Monet's haystacks paintings are all about haecceities, or once-occurring Zen moments.
However, the ontological correlate of the complete concept--the nature or haecceity or substantial form--is simple, and to articulate how this is possible in relation to the causal powers of an individual substance, truthmaker theory will be of some help.
The essence of you twinned Quebecite Is an indelibly doubled haecceity.
A thing's value or importance arises out of its own haecceity - the fact that it is - and has objective and subjective aspects.
Coetzee's relation to thrift is that what is imagined usually clarifies and strips experience to reveal it in all its quiddity and haecceity.
Unlike a lot of the secondary literature, Rauzy's book gives much detail about how Leibniz's various logical models work out and apply to more general issues such as the reduction of relations, the ontological square (first given in Aristotle's Categories 2), haecceity, and the problem of universals.
leads us into the historical, cultural, socio-political complexity for sacraments, but he stops short of addressing the uniqueness, the haecceity of each and every sacramental eventing.
It precisely keeps one from appreciating the haecceity, individuality, and unrepeatability of each specific experience.
Ultimately, the authors argue that we should see the equivalence of a set of terms: the haecceity of an individual substance is the law-of-the-series of the substance; that is, it is the active force or the law of unfolding of all the perceptions of the substance; and this law-of-the-series should be seen as a kind of immanent function that yields the state of the individual substance.
Both seem to care about haecceity or thisness--a chance occurrence that cannot be otherwise, where elea and necessity fuse into one.
In particular, McCullough notes that Leibniz's arguments against the Scotist doctrine of haecceity as the principle of individuation rest on the mistakes of understanding Scotistic "common nature" as something universal and of viewing haeoceity as being nothing different from matter.
Each entity uniquely exemplifies its own haecceity and also, in common with various other entities, various universal properties.