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Single Idea 15184

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 2. Types of Essence]

Full Idea

Even if the causal theory of reference proper does not presuppose essentialism, it does presuppose essentialism if it is to be an account of reference to modally extended entities.

Gist of Idea

Causal reference presupposes essentialism if it refers to modally extended entities


Alan Sidelle (Necessity, Essence and Individuation [1989], Ch.6)

Book Reference

Sidelle,Alan: 'Necessity, Essence and Individuation' [Cornell 1989], p.190