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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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(27) Though literary critic and professor James Wood is concerned strictly with fiction, he, too, writes about the relationship between details and truth by drawing on the medieval concept of haecceitas, or "thisness." A detail with "thisness" is one that "draws abstraction towards itself and seems to kill that abstraction with a puff of palpability, any detail that centres our attention with its concretion." (28) A detail with "thisness," he writes, "seems really true." (29)
haecceitas. Although after his fine-grained description of the bluebell,
Nemmani passed the round with his correctly-spelled 'haecceitas', which means 'the discrete qualities, properties or characteristics of a thing that make it a particular thing'.
Segun esto, la identidad de un fenomeno--su "haecceitas" [Diesheit] (39)--presupone la irrepetibilidad de su donacion temporal y local, es decir, lo identico se define por ser irrepetiblemente diferente.
(9.) This is a term coined by Duns Scotus (haecceitas, "haecceity," or "thisness", "here and now"), referring to his theory of individuation which Charles Sanders Peirce later adopted in a similar way regarding the state of an object which, in its haecceity, is never immediately known and yet is endowed with a positive, non-qualitative mode of individuation.
In his inaugural lecture given in "93" Adorno distinguishes philosophy from 'questions, the exact articulation of which is the task of science.' (22) The confusion in which the contemporary doxa engages concerning the question is that it is the haecceitas of philosophical thinking; in the inaugural lecture we find Adorno radically challenging this position.
Lo que todavia parece resistir el cinismo del publico mundial es la palpable ilusion o el deseo de darse de bruces con lo real-verdadero, con la haecceitas, la nocion que en el siglo 14, el filosofo escolastico Duns Scotus (en CP 6.318) definio como la presion que todo lo que existe ejerce sobre nosotros.
His topics are entitas: nominalism and self-individuation, haecceitas: the Scotistic rejection of the strong self-individuation thesis, forms and self-individuation, subjects as principles of the individuation of their accidents, matter: non-instantiability and self-individuation, quantity and self-individuation, actual existence and individuality, and the Thomistic theory of individuation.
The anime will be called 'Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas).' Three 'chapters,' which will serve as introduction episodes for the anime series, will be released starting Dec.