Individuative Essentialism
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins - Sameness and Substance Renewed, 2001, Chapter 4
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Chapter Breakdown1

  1. Independence from the explicitly modal of the foregoing theory of individuation - 107
  2. Principles and maxims governing the derivation of a modest essentialism - 108
  3. The necessity of identity and the necessity of difference - 114
  4. Conceivability, theory and essence - 118
  5. Conceivability continued - 121
  6. Individuative essentialism and its consequences - 123
  7. That the idea of ‘haecceitas’ is as misbegotten as the word itself is unlovely - 125
  8. The essentialist ‘must’ and ‘can’ - 126
  9. Avoiding overspecificity, allowing vagueness - 128
  10. Other de re necessities, real or putative: a framework for further inquiry - 130
  11. The essences of artefacts and the matter of artefacts - 133
  12. One special kind of artefact: works of art and the essences of these - 136



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