Université de Neuchâtel

Haecceitism as a Theory of Individual Essences

Scarpati, Maria ; Correia, Fabrice (Dir.) ; Massin, Olivier (Codir.) ; Dasgupta, Shamik (Codir.) ; Mackie, Penelope (Codir.) ; Rodriguez-Pereyra, Gonzalo (Codir.) ; Varzi, Achille (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

This thesis deals with the debate that opposes two metaphysical views: Haecceitism and anti-Haecceitism. Roughly speaking, according to anti-Haecceitists everything about reality is determined by the qualitative character of reality itself, while Haecceitists deny that this is the case. The thesis has two main goals. The first is to formulate and defend a novel way to understand the two views in...