Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
 
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I 134
Intentionality/Individuation/Identification/Buridan/Geach: "I will give you one of my horses" - Problem: which? - VsBuridan: wrong conclusion to "There is a horse I owe you." - Problem:> aspect, regard, "ratio", "under the description ...". -
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I 249
Identity/Individuation/Theory/Geach: Identification criteria depend on what one identifies - but wrong: "the same in relation to language L". - Still:
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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.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28