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Essence / RussellVsessentialism: purely linguistic question which properties we use in the presence of a name - so names might have essence, things can not have an essence - Socrates is no more stable than the things that happen to him - "Mr Smith" is a collective name of incidents, i.e. He referred to something completely unknowable - Wiggins per: an ontology of events is possible: (e.g. M. Proust: houses, streets, fleeting as the years, thin layers of experience).
Essays on Identity and Substance Oxford 2016
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989