Philosophy Dictionary 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.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Brentano, , Franz Individuation   Brentano, Franz
Burge, Tyler Individuation   Burge, Tyler
Buridan, , Jean Individuation   Buridan, Jean
Carnap, Rudolf Individuation   Carnap, Rudolf
Castaneda, , Hector-Neri Individuation   Castaneda, Hector-Neri
Chisholm, Roderick Individuation   Chisholm, Roderick
Davidson, , Donald Individuation   Davidson, Donald
Esfeld, Michael Individuation   Esfeld, Michael
Evans, , Gareth Individuation   Evans, Gareth
Gärdenfors, Peter Individuation   Gärdenfors, Peter
Geach, , Peter Individuation   Geach, Peter T.
Honneth, Axel Individuation   Honneth, Axel
Leibniz, , G.W. Individuation   Leibniz, G.W.
Lewis, David K. Individuation   Lewis, David K.
Mead, , George Herbert Individuation   Mead, George Herbert
Meixner, Uwe Individuation   Meixner, Uwe
Nietzsche, , Friedrich Individuation   Nietzsche, Friedrich
Nozick, Robert Individuation   Nozick, Robert
Peacocke, , Christopher Individuation   Peacocke, Christopher
Perry, John Individuation   Perry, John R.
Pinker, , Steven Individuation   Pinker, Steven
Quine, W.V.O. Individuation   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Schiffer, , Stephen Individuation   Schiffer, Stephen
Searle, John R. Individuation   Searle, John R.
Simons, , Peter M. Individuation   Simons, Peter M.
Stalnaker, Robert Individuation   Stalnaker, Robert
Strawson, , Peter F. Individuation   Strawson, Peter F.
Wright, Crispin Individuation   Wright, Crispin

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