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Individuality : an essay on the foundations of metaphysics

Author: Jorge J E Gracia
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1988.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge J E Gracia
ISBN: 0887066267 9780887066269 0887066275 9780887066276
OCLC Number: 15550256
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xx, 315 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prolegomena: nomenclature and problems --
1. Intension of 'individuality' --
What individuality is not --
Individuality and noninstantiability --
2. Extension of 'individuality' --
Realism: nothing that exists is individual --
Nominalism: everything that exists is individual --
Eclecticism: some things that exist are individual and some are not --
Extension of 'individuality' --
3. Ontological status of individuality --
Medieval controversy --
Contemporary reformulation --
4. Principle of individuation --
Individuation of substances --
Individuation of features --
Individuation of other entities --
Principle of individuation --
5. Discernibility of individuals --
Discernibility of individual substances --
Discernibility of features --
Principle of identity of undiscernibles --
6. Reference to individuals: proper names, definite descriptions, and indexicals --
Proper names.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy.
Responsibility: Jorge J.E. Gracia.

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