<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Davis (Richard Brian) - Haecceities, individuation and the Trinity: a reply to Keith Yandell (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_07/PaperSummary_7591.htm">Haecceities, individuation and the Trinity: a reply to Keith Yandell</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Davis (Richard Brian).htm">Davis (Richard Brian)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Religious Studies, 38, Issue 02, June 2002, pp 201-213</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7591.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperCitings_7591.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PapersToNotes_7591.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index / CUP Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>In this paper I reply to <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/Y/Author_Yandell (Keith E.).htm">Keith E. Yandell</A>'s recent charge that Anselmian theists cannot also be Trinitarians. </li><li>Yandell's case turns on the contention that it is impossible to individuate Trinitarian members, if they exist necessarily. </li><li>Since the ranks of Anselmian Trinitarians include the likes of <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/P/Author_Plantinga (Alvin).htm">Alvin Plantinga</A>, <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/A/Author_Adams (Robert Merrihew).htm">Robert Merrihew Adams</A>, and <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/F/Author_Flint (Thomas P.).htm">Thomas P. Flint</A>, Yandell's claim is of considerable interest and import. </li><li>I argue, by contrast, that Anselmians can appeal to what Plantinga calls an essence or <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_102.htm">haecceity</A><SUP>1</SUP> - a property essentially unique to an object - to distinguish Trinitarian members. </li><li>I go on to show that the main Yandellian objection to this individuative strategy is not successful.</li></ol></FONT><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="2018-08-02T07:00" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:00:59</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>