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  • noun Plural form of differentia.

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Examples

  • The features that specifically make an object the kind of substance that it is, are called differentiae, and Aristotle says the differentia also is not in a subject.

    Substance

  • If G1 is superordinate to G2, then G1's differentiae will be a subset of G2's differentiae.

    Notes on Aristotle's "Categories"

  • If G1 and G2 are coordinate genera, then G1's differentiae will be different in kind from G2's differentiae.

    Notes on Aristotle's "Categories"

  • If G1 and G2 are coordinate genera, then G1's differentiae will be different in kind from G2's differentiae.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • If G1 is superordinate to G2, then G1's differentiae will be a subset of G2's differentiae.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • As a result, if being (or unity) were a genus, no differentiae could be said to have being (or to be one); but “the differentiae of any genus must each of them both have being and be one” (Metaphysics 998b22-3).

    Categories

  • This proposal shows how a long string of differentiae in a definition can be reduced to one, but it does not solve the problem of the unity of definition.

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • — The Epilogue: The importance of differentiae ...

    The importance of differentiae ...

  • Quisve aut qualis sit humor aut quae istius differentiae, et quomodo gignantur in corpore, scrutandum, hac enim re multi veterum laboraverunt, nec facile accipere ex Galeno sententiam ob loquendi varietatem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Situation ethicists” of the last generation (e.g. Fletcher 1997) emphasized the importance of taking into account a wide range of circumstantial differentiae, but against the background of some general principles whose application the differentiae help sort out.

    Moral Reasoning

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