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haecceity

(hɛkˈsiːɪtɪ; hiːk-)
n, pl -ties
(Philosophy) philosophy the property that uniquely identifies an object. Compare quiddity
[C17: from Medieval Latin haecceitas, literally: thisness, from haec, feminine of hic this]
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Noun1.haecceity - the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
essence, heart and soul, inwardness, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, gist, kernel, nub, meat, core, sum, marrow, heart, center, centre - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
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declare its individual being through its absolutely individual form, much as the idea of haecceitas found in Gerard Manley Hopkins's experimental poetry had promised only a few decades before the advent of modernism (von Balthasar 3.
We could perceive here coming somehow near the proposition of Scotus about the individual difference, or haecceitas, which brings, while being itself absolutely individual, the substantial form to ultimate actuality.
1308), in his unique theory of the principle of individuation popularly known as haecceitas, offers us an often-overlooked resource for theological anthropology.
Haecceitas As Value and As Moral Horizon: A Scotist Contribution to the Project of a Phenomenological Ethics, WILLIAM E.
Without determining whether "inscape" and haecceitas are compatible terms, it can be observed that Sobolev's argument appears to take "species" in its current logical and scientific sense as a sub-category of "genus," while Hopkins almost surely meant it in its most common Scholastic sense as "spectacle, sight, vision"; "outward appearance, shape, form"; "beautiful appearance, splendor, beauty.
Next, I summarize John Duns Scotus's notion of haecceitas as a model for boundless divine love.
59-80), identifies the Scotian concept of haecceitas as the key to understanding Hopkins' relationship to the natural world.
The novel is, in part, a record of Ippolita's attempts to shed her recalcitrant otherness, her haecceitas.
While love was said to deliver the other to us in her haecceitas, the device of alterity forces us to retain from this multiple and differentiated phenomenon only the most undifferentiated and impersonal mark that there is.
These were paid to London-based Haecceitas, which specialises in online campaigning.
Tal distincao e formal porque a Natureza Comum e a haecceitas seriam "formalitates", ou seja, qualidades diversas somente para a mente, mas inseparaveis como elementos de um mesmo ser.
1) The noted literary biographer Joseph Pearce has asserted that, in his emphasis on separateness and uniqueness, Tolkien reflects two other mostly forgotten elements of Catholic philosophy: the haecceitas of John Duns Scotus, and the inscape of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Pearce 113-115).