<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kaufman (Dan) - Locke on Individuation and the Corpuscular Basis of Kinds (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_12/PaperSummary_12520.htm">Locke on Individuation and the Corpuscular Basis of Kinds</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/K/Author_Kaufman (Dan).htm">Kaufman (Dan)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12520.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author's Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">In this paper, I will argue that there is a problem, an intractable problem concerning Locke s theory of the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>1</SUP> of material objects. I will call the problem,  the Kinds Problem . Very briefly stated, the Kinds Problem is the following: Locke s theory of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>2</SUP> seems to entail that two things can be (and, in fact, are) in the same place at the same time. Spatiotemporal-coincidence is perfectly acceptable for Locke as long as the coinciding things are  of different kinds . The problem is that there are cases of coincidence in which there do not seem to be acceptable candidates for the relevant kinds to allow for the coincidence. More than that, however, I will argue that not only are there no good candidates for the relevant kinds which allow for coincidence, there cannot be any good candidates here. I argue for this on the basis of Locke s theory of real and nominal essences and ultimately the corpuscularianism underlying that theory.</ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W708W"></a><A HREF = "http://spot.colorado.edu/~kaufmad/papers/Locke_ICBK.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (Defunct).<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="2018-08-02T07:46" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:46:58</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>