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Single Idea 16451

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / d. Haecceitism]

Full Idea

The anti-haecceitist thesis (according to Adams's version) is that all thisnesses are reducible to, or supervenient upon, suchnesses.


A 'suchness' is what is qualitative

Gist of Idea

Adams says anti-haecceitism reduces all thisness to suchness


report of Robert Merrihew Adams (Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity [1979]) by Robert C. Stalnaker - Mere Possibilities 3.5

Book Reference

Stalnaker,Robert C.: 'Mere Possibilities' [Princeton 2012], p.64