individuation

[ in-duh-vij-oo-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF individuation
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Symmetry is here what metaphysicians call a principle of individuation.

The principle of individuation follows, of course, from this.

It is therefore easy to discover the principle of individuation.

Individuation,—is the unity of a thing with itself, or that whereby a thing is what it is.

They merely refuse to confuse it with the fact of individuation.

This is because individuation is not the essential characteristic of the personality.

You have escaped "from the painful accidents and chagrins of individuation" (p. 73).

Theistic determinism does make man a mere vessel, a tool: for Naturalism he is an individuation of the Living All.

The individuation of man appears to consist in the union of a rational soul with any convenient portion of fitly organized matter.

Paradoxically enough, he has put on "individuation" that his worshippers may escape from it.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Medieval Latin individuationem, noun of action from individuare, from individuus (see individual). Psychological sense is from 1909.

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