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Ideas of Tuomas E. Tahko, by Text

[Finnish, fl. 2012, At the University of Helsinki.]

2013 The Epistemology of Essence (draft)
1 p.2 Essences are used to explain natural kinds, modality, and causal powers
2.1 p.5 Scientific essentialists tend to characterise essence in terms of modality (not vice versa)
2.1 p.6 If essence is modal and laws are necessary, essentialist knowledge is found by scientists
3.2 p.16 If conceivability is a priori coherence, that implies possibility