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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / g. Particular being

[being as only found in substances or particulars]

16 ideas
The only distinctions are Configuration (shape), Disposition (order) and Turning (position) [Democritus, by Aristotle]
If nothing exists except individuals, how can there be a science of infinity? [Aristotle]
Being must be understood with reference to one primary sense - the being of substance [Aristotle, by Gill,ML]
Nothing is added to a man's existence by saying he is 'one', or that 'he exists' [Aristotle]
Substance (ousia) may well be, most fully, the primary subject of predication [Aristotle]
Existence requires thisness, as quantity or quality [Aristotle]
Other types of being all depend on the being of substance [Aristotle]
There is no being unless it is determinate and well-defined [Aristotle, by Politis]
Aristotle discusses fundamental units of being, rather than existence questions [Aristotle, by Schaffer,J]
Number determines individual being [Plotinus]
Being implies distinctness, which implies division, unity, and multitude [Aquinas]
The words 'thing' and 'to be' assert the same idea, as a noun and as a verb [William of Ockham]
What is not truly one being is not truly a being either [Leibniz]
Particularity belongs to being, whereas generality belongs to thought [Feuerbach]
The idea of a thing and the idea of existence are two sides of the same coin [Quine, by Crane]
To exist necessarily is to have an essence whose own essence must be instantiated [Jubien]