quiddity


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quiddity

Philosophy the essential nature of something
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This shift from quiddity to haecceity echoes the notion shared by Deleuze and Guattari of the relations between smooth and striated spaces when they describe smooth space as "a space of affects, more than one of properties .
Accordingly, a great deal of efforts were devoted to discuss and investigate the quiddity of the relations of the mentioned concepts and to present explicatory theories in addition to review the important theories presented in two fields of religious identity and globalization and the occurrence and advent of new communication technologies such as satellite regarding the main concepts of the research.
Ingham summarizes Scotus in contrast with other thinkers by emphasizing that his entitas individualis is "a this rather than a not-that," referencing, of course, the quiddity or nature of a given thing.
Due to the Yagwoia understanding of the body as a micro-cosmic equivalent of the macrocosmic world-body, the luno-solar quiddity (envisaged as a differential thermal and luminescent fluidity) is also the quiddity of human bodily animation (i.
Since for Sadra, each name denotes a particular quiddity and all of the names are encompassed by the all-comprehensive name Allah, the "entire cosmos names the Essence by naming the name Allah" (63).
The quiddity of those objects is reassuring when compared to the fragility of memory, whether his own memory or that of others; and they have more solidity than photographs, too.
The essays explore issues of subjectivity, rationality, science, phenomenology, whether "impotence as will-to-grace [is] more adequate to the divine essence than omnipotence as will-to-power," divine quiddity, multicultural conceptions of religion against neutral ones, and more.
Tartu linnaehituslik eripara minevikus ja nuud' (Tartu's City Constructional Quiddity in the Past and at the Present Times), in Edasi, 26.
Her essays and fiction have appeared in Florida Review, Quarterly West, Quiddity, Self, Chicago Tribune, and Fast Forward, an anthology.
In a poetic world full of haiku abuse, "The Snow Party" gives quiddity to a form that is too often employed for facility, and the vision of a blandly proud church-on-TV congregation in "Songs of Praise" is given a powerful authenticity-effect by the deft description of a banal human act:
The full shortlist for the 'Bad Sex' award is: 'The Yips' by Nicola Barker, 'The Adventuress' by Nicholas Coleridge, 'Infrared' by Nancy Huston, 'Rare Earth' by Paul Mason, 'Noughties' by Ben Masters, 'The Quiddity of Will Self' by Sam Mills, 'The Divine Comedy' by Craig Raine and 'Back to Blood' by Tom Wolfe.
But rewards accrue to those who seek to understand the quiddity of each drawing by contemplating its medium and technique.