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In our study, however, the main aim was to evaluate whether naturalizable categories are more essentializable than entitative categories.
But the reader with eyes to discern intentional beings within the entitative beings that constitute Eliot's poem will see the text and through the text to a microcosm rich in meaning.
For al-Razi time is not the measure of motion or change, hence not dependent on motion or change; therefore, if it has a positive entitative existence this existence is independent of the existence of motion and change, though, as the above passage shows, not independent of God.
When talking about values in the entitative sense, questions about hierarchy appear.
(15) The Maha-Prajnaparamita-Sutra lists twelve additional perceptions that bewitch one into entitative thinking (DS, 81).
Marriott, on the other hand, substitutes "actional" principles where "simple" principles are expected; and his interpretations are "essentialist," rather than "entitative," as, again, might be expected in the "logistic" mode: they "resolve problems by seeking properties and causes which are natural functions or acquired conditionings" [38]--Marriott's three intersecting "variables" that render Indian behavior "around the village well" both intelligible and justifiable.
His presentation there does not bring the problem of the entitative habit into focus.
Elsewhere, (see Chia 1996) I have attempted to show that even Sandelands and Drazin themselves are not prepared to abandon the entitative conception of 'the individual' as the basic unit of organizational analysis.
But modes are nothing but the relations of a thing to the understanding, or phenomenal capacities." (55) Here, accidents or modes are denied entitative status full-stop.
Grace as an entitative elevation of the soul and its faculties gives the human being "a new esse, a new ontology which was the basis of and which demanded a new kind of moral life." (26) If action follows being, the reasoning went, this supernatural essence demanded a supernatural morality that would be radically different from the merely natural.
According to Scripture, the entitative mode in which God is received into the world is that of filiation.
There must be some entitative presence--an element or principle--intrinsic to the parrot which is the source of its distinction from the oak tree.