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Single Idea 15805

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / d. Individuation by haecceity]

Full Idea

Being the tallest man and being President of the United States are 'individual concepts', but not haecceities.

Gist of Idea

Being the tallest man is an 'individual concept', but not a haecceity


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 1.4)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.29

A Reaction

Chisholm introduces this term, to help him explain his haecceity more clearly. (His proposal on that adds a lot of fog to this area of metaphysics).

Related Idea

Idea 15807 A haecceity is a property had necessarily, and strictly confined to one entity [Chisholm]