quiddity


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an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

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

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Yet, despite this weakness, one could certainly argue that Schleiermacher sought to defend the quiddity of Chalcedonian Christology by remaining faithful to Chalcedon's insights, which led to his attempt to transform the two-natures doctrine.
Where entity and quiddity, The ghosts of defunct bodies, fly.
He spent several years on the boards of Avinon, ClickAction ((Nasdaq:CLAC), sold to YesMail), and Bio Quiddity.
Thus in his Commentary on I Sentences he speaks of three ways in which esse is said to signify: (1) the quiddity or nature of a thing; (2) the act of essence (actus essentiae) meaning thereby not its second act or operation but its first act; (3) the truth of composition in propositions (judgments) by serving as the copula.
A considerable amount of researches in the field of attachment theory is determined to understand the quiddity of God image in people [14, 22].
Still, this manner of presentation recalls other pieces by Brancusi, including Le Muse Endormie 11, one of several "horizontalizing" works so expressive of the quiddity of raw matter, whether stone, wood, or bronze.
Furthermore, the Kewa, no less than any other people, live themselves through their language as a quiddity of their egoic being.
In reconciling subjective viewpoints with the quiddity of their objects, metaphor falls one step short.
This cosmo-ontological scheme of Bohm's is in general conceptual affinity with the Islamic ontology of the six degrees of existence outlined by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas in his The Intuition of Existence, On Quiddity and Essence and The Degrees of Existence, which constitute chapters V, VI, VII respectively of his Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam: An Exposition of the Fundamental Elements of the Worldview of Islam (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 2001), 177-320 passim.
It is an idea that Boscacci was able to grasp at once and to take into her production over time: the perception that reality--the quiddity of things--was a necessary touchstone to symbolism in her work.
Is there composition of quiddity, essence or nature, and subject in Him?
Words themselves contain traces of the people who once used them in their daily speech, and perhaps those traces may be distilled somehow in a text that places the quiddity of language itself on display.
He first distinguishes between three ways Augustine understands the soul's fall: a cosmogenic fall that grants otherwise nonexistent reality quiddity and intelligibility; an ontological fall that individuates such composite beings; and a moral fall.
One of Dollimore's achievements is to have reflected and reflected on his own experience in a way that is a reminder of human self-experience as such, in all its quiddity, flux, and force, and of the sort of effects that reading--that is, really reading--can have upon identity.
Quiddity Theatre, based in Huddersfield, has received pounds 4,500 from Arts Council England.