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 Essence - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments
Essence, philosophy: the essence of an object is understood to mean one or more properties without which the object is inconceivable. Critics argue that such necessary properties can only be attributed to concepts, but not to empirical objects. See also features, essentialism, ultimate justification, properties, metaphysics, concepts, necessity de re, substance.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, David M. Essence   Armstrong, David M.
Cresswell, Maxwell J. Essence   Cresswell, Maxwell J.
Dennett, Daniel Essence   Dennett, Daniel
Hobbes, Thomas Essence   Hobbes, Thomas
Husserl, Edmund Essence   Husserl, Edmund
Kripke, Saul A. Essence   Kripke, Saul A.
Kuhn, Thomas S. Essence   Kuhn, Thomas S.
Lewis, David K. Essence   Lewis, David K.
Locke, John Essence   Locke, John
Pragmatism Essence   Pragmatism
Searle, John R. Essence   Searle, John R.
Simons, Peter M. Essence   Simons, Peter M.
Wiggins, David Essence   Wiggins, David
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Essence   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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