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quiddity

Philosophy the essential nature of something
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On the one hand, it is the word dedans itself that strikes Noel, in its very quiddity. On the other hand, it is the referential function of the word that strikes him.
The list includes SLE, anti-phospholipid syndrome, vasculitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, polymyositis, Graves' disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.11 To the best of our knowledge there has been a single case report of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus in an Indian patient.10 We report this case for its rarity and quiddity. In midst of a rising HIV pandemia, an apt diagnosis and precision to treat such conditions is a must.
As it makes this move, it loses touch with an earthly quiddity (essence) and takes on a rarified haecceity ("this-ness") dependent solely on the circumstances in which not only the chair finds itself, but the capricious circumstances of the subject who encounters the chair as well.
With due attention to quiddity of the research that is a proportional study between fungus growth possessing vessels, crude data analysis from RT-PCR quantitative was used by pfaff1.
Furthermore, although not all the essays here contained engage on this proposal, the editors favor the term "childness" over "childlike" and "childish" "to suggest both that the child is always defined through a kind of elusive quiddity, a spectral essence" (15-16).
From a Maori vantage point, a problem with that verb could be its tendency to single out an entity on the basis of its quiddity: where Maori ontology wants to hint at that numinous phenomenon within terms, academic language instead requests a pointing to the entity in its utmost clarity.
Families and networks of Internet memes: The relationship between cohesiveness, uniqueness, and quiddity concreteness.
Making every different thing yield up its tiny quiddity of sameness, monomania is boring, monomania is inventive, monomania is powerful.
The questionnaire included different sections of personal characteristics and multidimensional scales for evaluating the use and the quiddity of satellite programs regarding the nature of programs for evaluation of individuals' identity.
Traditionally, these two concerns have been seen as interrelated, such that the focus on the substantial or essential nature of the "human person" has been subsumed into gendered discourse that presents a containable and static expression of the quiddity of (a) the "human person" and (b) the "male" and "female" human persons.
The Quiddity of the Sun and Moon among the Yagwoia.
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).