Principle of Individuation: Definition

The principle of individuation is a principle that uniquely identifies one indivual.

A scholastic dispute concerned whether individuation is effected materially or in virtue of a formal property of uniqueness of haecceity; the term most commonly occurs now in discussions of personal identity and of the way in which one individual is to be identified in relation to others.

Cite this article as: Tim, "Principle of Individuation: Definition, May 14, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 14, 2012,

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