Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Quidditism, philosophy: comprises the thesis that the relationship between the roles of physical objects such as inertia and the properties such as mass, which realize inertia, is contingent. In other words, quidditism is about the thesis that there is no necessary connection between properties. (See D. T. Locke, Quidditism, 2009). See also causal roles, causal explanation, causality, explanation, best explanation.

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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Schwarz I 104
Quidditism/Black: Thesis: fundamental properties exist regardless of their causal-nomological role. Nomological-structural identical worlds may differ in what role charge 1 plays in them - if quidditism was wrong, laws of nature would be absolutely necessary - Lewis: but they could be different> haecceitism.
Schwarz I 226
Quidditism/Black: Thesis: physics describes only relations of things and properties and do not explain the intrinsic nature. -> Panpsychism: thesis, that nature is mental.

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.

Clarence Irving Lewis
Collected Papers of Clarence Irving Lewis Stanford 1970

David K. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

David K. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Clarence Irving Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

Schw I
W. Schwarz
David Lewis Bielefeld 2005

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