Generic Essence

Fabrice Correia

Abstract



I distinguish two kinds of essentialist statements, the generic and the objectual,
reject a number of accounts of generic essence, and (tentatively) suggest that the
notion (i) is primitive, and (ii) can be used to define objectual essence,
metaphysical necessity and analyticity.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; essence; essentialism; necessity; analyticity

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