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Single Idea 15110

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 1. Essences of Objects]

Full Idea

We can distinguish (as Aristotle and Fine do) between what belongs to the essence of an object, and what merely follows from the essence of an object.

Gist of Idea

An essence and what merely follow from it are distinct


Kathrin Koslicki (Essence, Necessity and Explanation [2012], 13.1)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics', ed/tr. Tahko,Tuomas [CUP 2012], p.188

A Reaction

This can help to clarify the confusions that result from treating necessary properties as if they were essential.