Haecceitas sentence example

haecceitas
  • This matter is differentiated into particular things (which are not privations but perfections) through the addition of an individualizing principle (haecceitas) to the universal (quidditas).
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  • It is the question of the particularity or " this-ness " (haecceitas, as Duns Scotus afterwards named it) that embarrasses the Scholastics.
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  • If the latter be spoken of as quidditas, the former may be called haecceitas.
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