<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Anscombe (G.E.M.) - The Principle of Individuation: II (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6688.htm">The Principle of Individuation: II</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/A/Author_Anscombe (G.E.M.).htm">Anscombe (G.E.M.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Supplement to the Proceedings of The Aristotelian Society 27, 1953, 83-96. Symposium: The Principle of Individuation (Lukasiewicz, Anscombe & Popper)</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6688.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperCitings_6688.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6688.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>I wish to express grateful admiration for the extreme clarity with which Professor <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P6688_1">Lukasiewicz</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P6688_1"></A> has written; </li><li>The absurdity of the idea of matter; </li><li>I am always uncertain what it means to call a concept "metaphysical". But the concept of matter which Aristotle works on is as least an everyday one; </li><li>We can see now why this matter (eg. The stuff I have in this bottle) is not as such a given kind of stuff (ti): for the same stuff was wine and is vinegar; </li><li>I feel doubtful about Professor Lukasiewicz's comments on "matter in itself"; </li><li>I do not think it reasonable to take exception to such statements as that matter is in itself indefinite and unknowable: it "has to be understood in what changes."; </li><li>One may easily be puzzled by the expression "this matter, taken universally", which occurs for example in one of the passages quoted by Professor Lukasiewicz; </li><li>On the analogy between bronze and its shape, and matter and form; </li><li>"In a way, matter is obvious; </li><li>"Matter is in a way obvious, but & (form) is frightfully difficult."; </li><li>I have the impression that Professor Lukasiewicz equates "this matter, taken universally", and "intelligible matter". This seems to be a mistake. </li><li>Luckily it is possible to understand what is meant by calling matter the principle of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>2</SUP>, without understanding about form; </li><li>The statement that matter is the principle of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>3</SUP> does not mean that the identity of an individual consists in the identity of its matter. Thus it is not an objection against it that the matter of a man's body changes in the course of his life. </li></ol> </FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Response to <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6768.htm">Lukasiewicz (Jan) - The Principle of Individuation: I</A>"; responded to by <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6769.htm">Popper (Karl) - The Principle of Individuation: III</A>".<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P6688_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P6688_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: See <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6768.htm">Lukasiewicz (Jan) - The Principle of Individuation: I</A>" <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:49" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:49:21</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>