haecceity


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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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Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari offer that the BwO plays the same role as Duns Scotus's concept of haecceity which they adopted and adapted in Anti-Oedipus (Cf, chapter I.
It is no surprise, then, that in Chandler's reading of the "Ode," he misses the strange exceptionality or haecceity of the pansy, subsuming its aura in the "depth" of custom, stretching his definition of custom (now seemingly responsible for things we cannot share and repeat) in the process.
a) As in Hopkins's sprung rhythm, it may be a conduit of thisness or haecceity, of instress; by stressing a syllable we ask it to stress us, to stress a responsiveness in us, to trigger a revelatory contact, an insight and a relationship (of wonder, awe, empathy, horror, etc.
Zhang, the cover of this issue features another beautiful photograph titled Haecceity "ltk"'|4 by photographer Wei-Shyuan (Stone) Peng that was part of a textual and photographic essay called Zen Musings written by Peter and featured in issue 71-4.
Finally, I offer an introduction to Scotus's theory of haecceity and highlight the ways it might serve as a foundational resource for a contemporary theological anthropology.
For Aquinas, it was matter that distinguished us as individuals, but for Scotus, each person had its own individual essence or haecceity that made him unique.
On the other hand, photography as an art form also has much to gain from painting, especially Zen-inspired painting, which is characterized by suggestiveness, the synecdochic implying of the macrocosmic by the microcosmic, the indispensability of empty space, the sense of haecceity (i.
His perspectives include the structure of material substance in Scotus' metaphysics, substantial natures: neither singular nor universal but common, and individuation by the haecceity.
The individual substance itself, falling under or instantiating the complete concept, just is the nature or haecceity.
Names in Peirce have the 'force to draw attention of the listener to some haecceity common to the experience of the speaker and listener' (Collected Papers, ed.
Those singularities enter into relations that Deleuze calls "haecceity," rather than aggregates, for while aggregates allow for individuation, however temporary and provisional, haecceity doesn't.
The website, sorry portal, in question is that of Haecceity Inc at www.