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  • nature 3 note 64
    instance Socrates Or respectively being the carrier of white better of whiteness for instance a birch or more generally and conforming to the supposed accidental connection of predicate and subject a piece of some other material Although a birch is

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  • nature 3 note 64a
    a successive series will eventually and necessarily be replaced by another determination namely by the next one in that successive series And then by the next one etc according to the dynamical law So only the series as a whole is not replaceable i e the same series will appear in other individuals of the same species while its members the individual determinations making up the series are replaceable And if a determination is replaceable in the context of a full fledged Mereo totality then it is removable in the context of obtaining a carrier only Thereby it should be understood that a replacement of a determination is a physical operation while a removal of such a determination is only a conceptual operation in order to obtain i e isolate the carrier only So now we can better assess which determinations are removable in order to conceptually obtain the carrier only and which are not 1 Necessary determinations that are constantly present i e persistent in the Mereo totality are not replaceable and consequently not removable When such a determination would nonetheless be removed or even just replaced by another the original specific identity of the relevant Mereo totality is destroyed 2 Per accidens determinations are triggered by extrinsic agents Such a determination can be replaced by another without destroying the specific identity of the Mereo totality and consequently it can be conceptually removed 3 Determinations that are members of necessary successive sequences are replaceable only in a certain restricted sense Such a determination can indeed be replaced by another without destroying the specific identity of the Mereo totality provided it will be replaced by the next member of the particular necessary successive series of determinations And because it can be so physically replaced it can conceptually be removed in order to isolate the carrier only The determinations of 1 are strongly implied by the Essence of the Mereo totality They are in fact not determinations of a substrate but the substrate itself albeit not the ultimate substrate i e they are the substrate for the other determinations This can be expressed by calling them essential determinations or essential parts They belong already to the carrier only because they cannot be removed The determinations of 2 are not at all implied by the Essence of the Mereo totality Such a determination can be physically replaced by virtually any determination from the same Aristotelian category Therefore it can conceptually be removed and consequently does not belong to the carrier only The determinations of 3 stand more or less in between as successive sequences they are essential parts and already belong to the carrier only while each individual member of such a sequence is albeit in a restricted sense physically replaceable and thus conceptually removable and consequently not already belonging to the carrier only It is important to realize that for a full fledged Mereo totality no determination can be removed just like that It can only be replaced by another determination

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  • nature 3 note 65
    Note 65 So a proprium is as proprium een secunda intentio but as the ability to laugh it is a prima intentio Back to main text

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  • nature 3 note 66
    extension of a first intention is its range of significata for example the first intention ANIMAL refers to all sensible organisms of past present and future while the first intention HOMO refers to all human beings of past present and future The extension of ANIMAL is clearly larger than that of HOMO And this in such a way that ANIMAL relates to HOMO as genus to species So in second

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  • nature 3 note 67
    is necessarily so connected And that will only be manifested when there are more than one such subjects present and when the proprium is connected to each and everyone of them The subject thus should be repeated or be repeatable and thus not particular such as Socrates interpreted as an individual of the species human being We can it is true construct or point to a set of all things that are necessarily white but the contrast with respect to capable of laughing lies in the fact that there are also that is that in addition to things necessarily white things which are sometimes white sometimes not This is not the case for capable of laughing A problem could present itself when for example a given human individual cannot because of for instance illness laugh in a physiological sense In this way capable of laughing is not present in all individuals of the species This can also be the case with rational Are such individuals then qua whatness not humans Or is capable of laughing not a quale that can represent in the sense of conceptually replace the Essence that is is it not a proprium after all And is

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  • nature 3 note 68
    type of term it is just a term but can belong to one or another type of term Red can figure in a praedicare in quale that is either in a predication of a difference or in a predication of a proprium or in a predication of an accidens accidental predication In our example the sun is red it figures in an accidental predication The extension of the term and with it of its corresponding natural sign the concept red now holds a definite relationship as to the extension of the term sun that is the extensions of red and sun are related to each other in a definite way in the sun is red and therefore we say something about this term not about its significatum in re that is not about that in reality to which the term refers namely we say The term red is an accidental term The term red belongs in virtue of the meaning of the predication in which it figures namely in the predication the sun is red in the Predicable Accidens A somewhat more instructive variant of the above predication could be a star is red Here a star figures as a

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  • nature 3 note 69
    69 Translation So it is clear that Being contracts itself to different genera according to the different ways of predication which follows upon the different ways of Being Back to

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  • nature 3 note 70
    way of signifying resides in extra mental reality and not in the conventions of our thinking and also not in the a priori structure of our thinking and observing Indeed a thing is observable not until it has a qualitative aspect aspect must here be interpreted ontologically This is then at the same time the cause that one or another given being thing can be described in a qualitative way

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