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Single Idea 15172

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 7. Essence and Necessity / c. Essentials are necessary]

Full Idea

It is clear, of course, that if there are true essential predications, then they express necessary properties.

Gist of Idea

Clearly, essential predications express necessary properties


Alan Sidelle (Necessity, Essence and Individuation [1989], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Sidelle,Alan: 'Necessity, Essence and Individuation' [Cornell 1989], p.26

A Reaction

I would certainly want to ask whether essences have to be analysed as properties, and also (more boldly) whether there might not be contingent essences.