Haecceity
Haecceity H[ae]c*ce"i*ty (h[e^]k*s[=e]"[i^]*t[y^]), [L. h[ae]cce this.] (Logic) Literally, this-ness. A scholastic term to express individuality or singleness; as, this book.

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  • Haecceity — (from the Latin haecceitas , which translates as thisness ) is a term from medieval philosophy first coined by Duns Scotus which denotes the discrete qualities, properties or characteristics of a thing which make it a particular thing. Haecceity… …   Wikipedia

  • haecceity — [hek sē′ə tē] n. 〚ML haecceitas < L haec, fem. of hic, this + itas, ity〛 the condition of being a uniquely particular person or thing; individuality * * * …   Universalium

  • haecceity — [hek sē′ə tē] n. [ML haecceitas < L haec, fem. of hic, this + itas, ity] the condition of being a uniquely particular person or thing; individuality …   English World dictionary

  • haecceity — noun /hɛkˈsiːətiː,hiːkˈsiːətiː/ The essence of a particular thing; those qualities that define it and make it unique …   Wiktionary

  • haecceity — Term used by Duns Scotus for that in virtue of which an individual is the individual that it is: its individuating essence making it this object or person. Haecceitism is the doctrine that there are such individual concepts. In modern discussion… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • haecceity — [hɛk si:ɪti, hi:k ] noun Philosophy 1》 the quality of a thing that makes it unique or describable as ‘this (one)’. 2》 individuality. Origin C17: from med. L. haecceitas, from L. haec, feminine of hic this …   English new terms dictionary

  • haecceity — haec·ce·i·ty …   English syllables

  • haecceity — /haɪˈkeɪəti/ (say huy kayuhtee) noun Philosophy (in the philosophy of Duns Scotus) the discrete properties or characteristics of a thing which determine its individuality. Compare quiddity (def. 1). {Latin haeccitas this ness} …   Australian English dictionary

  • haecceity —   n. thisness ; quality of being here at present …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • haecceity —    refer to the entries on experience , individuation , percept + literature , phenomenology + Husserl and post structuralism + politics …   The Deleuze dictionary

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