Re: the two questions

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 16:20:53 GMT
Message-ID: <FtX2j.14964$r81.987_at_trndny05>

"Brian Selzer" <> wrote in message news:R%W2j.71504$

> Each individual that existed, exists, or can exist has a property that
> distinguishes it from all other individuals that existed, exist or can
> exist; so, yes, there is a property that the caterpillar and butterfly
> share. The problem is: I don't think haecceity can be observed directly.
> If one were able to examine the history of the butterfly, one should be
> to determine that it coincides with the history of the caterpillar--up to
> the point of the initial snapshot. The problem is: I don't think history
> can appear in a snapshot.

I think we have had this discussion before, Brian. It might have been last year at Marienbad. Received on Tue Nov 27 2007 - 17:20:53 CET

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