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Single Idea 13393

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / d. Individuation by haecceity]

Full Idea

For any entity of any sort, abstract or concrete, I assume there is a property of being that specific entity. For want of a better term, I will call such properties entity-essences. They are 'singulary' - not instantiable by more than one thing at a time.

Gist of Idea

Any entity has the unique property of being that specific entity


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], 4.2)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.88

A Reaction

Baffling. Why would someone who has mocked all sorts of bogus philosophical claims based on logic then go on to assert the existence of such weird things as these? I can't make sense of this property being added to a thing's other properties.