- n. Plural form of quiddity.
“ Some one proposed certaine Logicall quiddities against Cleanthes, to whom Chrisippus said; use such jugling tricks to play with children, and divert not the serious thoughts of an aged man to such idle matters.”
“3 I had to look up "quiddities" in Dictionary.com to see if it was a real word.”
“Emphasizing, as usual, ethical quiddities that most mysteries either ignore or take for granted, Smith produces another absorbing case in which Isabel doesn't so much detect as interfere in a quietly masterful way more frivolous sleuths can only envy.”
“One consequence of Dietrich's metaphysics of quiddity is that God and what the medievals call the “intelligences” do not have quiddities since they are simple beings.”
“For over ten years now you have obfuscated and quibbled; turned to quiddities, quillets, cases, tenures, and tricks.”
“To fully commit to the strangeness of another time, another place, you need to commit to the quiddities of its language.”
“But, see, now you can totally drop quiddities into your next philosophical conversation!”
“Henry argues that even if we do not have a direct intuition of divine ideas as the objects cognized (whereby their particulars are recognized as more or less approximating them), we do have the cognition of the quiddities of things as the objects cognized by reason of some indirect cognition of their ideas.”
“It is a pity, for the glory of Aristotle, that they did not make civil war, and have some regular battles in favor of quiddities, and of the “universal of the part of the thing.””
“He was a poor Neapolitan priest, a theologian and preacher by trade, an outrageous disputer on quiddities and universals, and”
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