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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Logically individuating description: "the first", "the only" etc. - pure individuating description: the only dog who was born at sea" - quasi-pure: the tallest man who has lived so far - except for probability considerations no reasons that pure individuating descriptions apply to something.
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Auditory world/Strawson/Schulte: through beginning/end alone no particular-recognition: no distinction possible whether the same or different tone (meaningless), therefore also no causality or action possible.

Str I
P.F. Strawson
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972

Str IV
P.F. Strawson
Analyse und Metaphysik M√ľnchen 1994

Str V
P.F. Strawson
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27