Self-Individuation and Its Rejection in the Scholastic Debate on Principles of Individuation
2016, 170 S, Gb, (Gruyter)
What makes a sand grain a single grain? Can it be anything distinct from the grain? This book analyses the argument exchange on such issues within the scholastic debates on individuation, and its implications for metaphysics. It shows that the prima facie sound answer that everything is single by itself is untenable, and then discusses the two major strategies of rejecting it embraced by the Scotists and the Thomists, arguing for the latter one.