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Single Idea 16680

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / b. Individuation by properties]

Full Idea

Quantity was a leading scholastic contender for the principle of individuation.

Gist of Idea

Scholastics thought Quantity could be the principle of individuation


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 14.4)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.297

Related Ideas

Idea 16671 Scholastic Quantity either gives a body parts, or spreads them out in a unified way [Pasnau]

Idea 16672 Quantity is the quantified parts of a thing, plus location and coordination [Olivi]