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Single Idea 11919

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 4. Ontological Dependence]

Full Idea

Ontological dependence is better understood in terms of an essential connection, rather than simply a necessary connection.

Gist of Idea

Ontological dependence rests on essential connection, not necessary connection


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 1.4.4)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.38

A Reaction

This seems to be an important piece in the essentialist jigsaw. Apart from essentialism, I can't think of any doctrine which offers any sort of explanation of the self-evident fact of certain ontological dependencies.