Chapter

Thisness

Richard Swinburne

in The Christian God

Published in print October 1994 | ISBN: 9780198235125
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598579 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198235127.003.0003
Thisness

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An individual has thisness if there could be a different individual who had all the same properties (in a very wide sense of ‘property’) – i.e. if the identity of indiscernibles does not apply to it. Souls have thisness, material objects might have thisness, but times and places do not have thisness.

Keywords: identity of indiscernibles; individuals; Leibniz; material object; property; soul; thisness

Chapter.  8040 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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