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Individuation, philosophy: the picking out of an object by a determination by means of additional information which is not to be derived from a single statement which contains this object. For example, beliefs are individualized by content, not e.g. by the length of the character strings with which they are expressed. The contents of a belief are, in turn, not individuated by their repetition, but by other contents.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Peter Geach on Individuation - Dictionary of Arguments

I 134
Intentionality/individuation/identification/Buridan/Geach: "I will give you one of my horses" - Problem: which one?
VsBuridan: wrong conclusion to "There is a horse I owe you."
Problem:> aspects
, regard, "ratio", "under the description ...". -
I 249
Identity/individuation/theory/Geach: identification criteria depend on what one identifies - but wrong: "the same in relation to language L". - Still:
I 249
Relation/Geach: "higher" is logically the same relation, whether one means houses or sounds. But that does not mean we have only one relation to learn.
>Identification, >Relations, >Identity, >Levels/Order, >Description levels.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972

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