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9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 12. Essential Parts

[parts of objects seen as essential to it]

7 ideas
If parts change, the whole changes [William of Ockham]
The same whole ceases to exist if a part is lost [Leibniz]
A composite substance is a mere aggregate if its essence is just its parts [Leibniz]
Mereological essentialism says that every part that ensures the existence is essential [Brody]
Mereological essentialism says an entity must have exactly those parts [Sosa]
Mereological essentialism says an object's parts are necessary for its existence [Sider]
An essential part of an essential part is an essential part of the whole [Simons]