Single Idea 17523

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 5. Essence as Kind]

Full Idea

Sortals, in their primitive use, apply to the individual.

Gist of Idea

Sortals basically apply to individuals


M.R. Ayers (Individuals without Sortals [1974], 'Concl')

Book Reference

-: 'Canadian Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.147

A Reaction

If the sortal applies to the individual, any essence must pertain to that individual, and not to the class it has been placed in.