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Philosophy Research Archives

Volume 14, 1988/1989

Douglas Lackey
Pages 567-580

Modes of Individuation in Art

Philosophers have developed various systems of individuation for handling questions of identity regarding works of art. But even a casual survey of different arts reveals that questions of individuation in one art form are markedly different from questions of individuation in another. Though distinctively philosophical concepts can go a short way in clarifying these issues, it is hardly likely that any single philosophical system can do justice to them all.