Essence, Essence, and Essence
essence, necessity, temporal essence, Aristotelian essentialism
I argue that three different notions of essence—temporal, definitional, and modal—are all distinct notions, and are all philosophically useful. After defining the different notions, I discuss the philosophical problems each addresses.
Original Publication Citation
“Essence, Essence, and Essence.” Studia Philosophica Estonica 7.2:72–87.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Christensen, Ryan, "Essence, Essence, and Essence" (2014). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 28.
Studia Philosophica Estonica
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