Essentialism and Conceptualism (S&S)
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins - Sameness and Substance, 1980, Chapter 4
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Chapter Breakdown1

  1. Independence from the explicitly modal of the foregoing theory of individuation - 103
  2. Principles and maxims governing the derivation of a modest essentialism - 104
  3. The necessity of identity, and some asymmetrical necessities - 109
  4. Conceivability, theory and essence - 112
  5. Conceivability continued - 115
  6. Individuative essentialism and its consequences - 117
  7. That the logical impropriety and the uselessness of ‘haecceitas’ fully match the syntactic impropriety of the word - 120
  8. The essentialist ‘must’ and ‘can’ - 120
  9. Avoiding overspecificity - 121
  10. The essences of artifacts; and the essences of works of art - 124



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