Mind and Language 22 (5):514–533 (2007)
|Abstract||It has long been debated whether objects are ‘sortally’ individuated. This paper begins by clarifying some of the key terms in play—in particular, ‘sortal’, ‘individuation’, and ‘object’. The term ‘individuation’ is taken to have both a cognitive and a metaphysical sense, in the former denoting the singling out of an object in thought and in the latter a determination relation between entities. ‘Sortalism’ is defined as the doctrine that only as falling under some specific sortal concept can an object be successfully singled out in thought. It is argued that such a view is too strong, but that a weaker one, ‘categorialism’, can be defended, this implying that a thinker cannot successfully single out an object in thought without having at least an implicit grasp of the criterion of identity that the object satisfies.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Jack Copeland, Heather Dyke & Diane Proudfoot (2001). Temporal Parts and Their Individuation. Analysis 61 (4):289–293.
E. J. Lowe (2009). More Kinds of Being: A Further Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms. Wiley-Blackwell.
E. J. Lowe (1989). Kinds of Being: A Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms. Blackwell.
Øystein Linnebo (2009). The Individuation of the Natural Numbers. In Otavio Bueno & Øystein Linnebo (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Mathematics. Palgrave.
Anderson Weekes (2006). Abstraction and Individuation in Whitehead and Wiehl: A Comparative Historical Approach. In Michel Weber Pierfrancesco Basile (ed.), Subjectivity, Process, and Rationality. Ontos Verlag.
Arda Denkel (1996). Object and Property. Cambridge University Press.
Matteo Morganti (2011). Bundles, Individuation and Indiscernibility. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 7 (1):36-48.
John E. Sarnecki (2008). Sortals for Dummies. Erkenntnis 69 (2):145 - 164.
Eric Marcus (2006). Events, Sortals, and the Mind-Body Problem. Synthese 150 (1):99-129.
Edmund Runggaldier (1998). Sortal Continuity of Material Things. Erkenntnis 48 (2-3):359-369.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads144 ( #2,812 of 549,198 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #8,956 of 549,198 )
How can I increase my downloads?