Natural Kinds and Real Essences
Brody (Baruch)
Source: Journal of Philosophy 64, No. 14, Jul. 20, 1967, pp. 431-446
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    This paper is concerned with an examination of two competing theories of substance: Kant's theory of substances that endure through all changes and Aristotle's theory of substances that endure through some, but not all, changes. I show that the latter theory is committed to a theory of natural kinds1 and real essences while the former theory is committed to its falsehood. I also deal with certain problems about the identity of the enduring Kantian substances.

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