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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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Friedrich Nietzsche on Individuation - Dictionary of Arguments

Pfotenhauer IV 8
Individuation/Nietzsche/Pfotenhauer: The process of individuation, the individual's rebellion against his fate, comes to rest in ecstatic reconciliation with nature.
>Individual/Nietzsche, >Nature/Nietzsche.
Pfotenhauer IV 36
Individuation/Music/Philosophy/Nietzsche: Nietzsche speaks of a "mysterious primordial one" of the "World Harmony" and the "higher commonality" into which he enters(1), who ecstatically forgets himself, who escapes the fate of the individual.
Pfotenhauer: This thought of redemption in higher harmony is oriented towards music. Nietzsche himself speaks of a "profound metaphysics of music"(2) in analogy to Schopenhauer.
The music in which the Dionysian state is in actual woe is the art philosophical red, in which becoming is stopped.

1. F. Nietzsche, Die Geburt der Tragödie, KGW VI, 3, p. 26.
2. Ibid., Kap.5 p. 42.

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.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Pfot I
Helmut Pfotenhauer
Die Kunst als Physiologie. Nietzsches ästhetische Theorie und literarische Produktion. Stuttgart 1985

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