David Corfield
Individuals

Individuals: An essay in descriptive metaphysics

Individuals: An essay in descriptive metaphysics

p.16 That it should be possible to identify particulars of a given type seems a necessary condition of the inclusion of that type in our ontology.

p. 17 The fact that the identification of one particular often depends in this way on the identification of another is not very significant in itself. But it suggest the possibility that the identifiability of particulars of some sorts may be in a general way dependent on the identifiability of particulars of other sorts.

p. 19 Difference between ‘this’ and ‘that’.

The house that Jack built. The assassin of Abraham Lincoln.

pp. 36-38 On places. Reliance on reidentification.

Pp. 5? Why do we give proper names to people and places?

pp. 231-4 Very important: what is the difference between particular and individual.

p. 231 Non-particulars of a very different kind which I should also regard as fairly well-entrenched as individuals are propositions.

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