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Principle of individuation
also called a 'criterion of identity' or 'indiscernibility principle'

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  1. a criterion which supposedly individuates or numerically distinguishes the members of the kind for which it is given, i.e. by which we can supposedly determine, regarding any kind of thing, when we have more than one of them or not

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  2. The late Roman philosopher Boethius (480–524) touches upon the subject in his Isagoge, where he says that things which are individuals and are discrete only in number, differ only by accidential properties

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  3. The history of the consideration of such a principle begins with Aristotle

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  4. much discussed by the medieval philosophers, particularly Bonaventura and Scotus, and later by Francisco Suarez and Leibniz

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  5. Some philosophers have denied the need for any such principle

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