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By G.S. Rosenkrantz

Many modern philosophers have an interest within the scotistic thought of haecceity or `thisness' since it is correct to big difficulties referring to id and individuation, reference, modality, and propositional attitudes. Haecceity is the single book-length paintings dedicated to this subject. the writer develops a unique protection of Platonism, arguing, first, that abstracta - nonqualitative haecceities - are had to clarify concreta's being different at a time; and moment, that unexemplified haecceities are then required to house the total variety of circumstances during which there are attainable worlds containing contributors now not found in the particular global. within the cognitive region, an unique epistemic argument is gifted which suggests that yes haecceities might be grasped through an individual: his personal, these of convinced of his psychological states, and people of varied abstracta, yet no longer these of exterior issues. it's argued that during outcome there's a transparent experience during which one is at once conversant in the previous entities, yet no longer with exterior things.

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