Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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, D.M. Essence   Armstrong, D.M.
Cresswell, M.J. Essence   Cresswell, M.J.
Dennett, Daniel Essence   Dennett, Daniel
Hobbes, Th. Essence   Hobbes, Th.
Husserl, E. Essence   Husserl, E.
Kripke, Saul Aaron Essence   Kripke, Saul Aaron
Kuhn, Thomas Essence   Kuhn, Thomas
Lewis, David Essence   Lewis, David
Locke, John Essence   Locke, John
Pragmatism Essence   Pragmatism
Searle, John R. Essence   Searle, John R.
Simons, Peter Essence   Simons, Peter
Wiggins, D. Essence   Wiggins, D.
Wittgenstein, L. Essence   Wittgenstein, L.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-22