New PDF release: A Theory of the Absolute

By Benedikt Paul Göcke (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1137412828

ISBN-13: 9781137412829

ISBN-10: 1349489735

ISBN-13: 9781349489732

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Intuitively, on the deep essentialist picture, an ordinary object has essential properties, and it must have its essential properties in order for it to exist. ) about the object, and truths about such properties are absolute truths. Shallow essentialists oppose deep essentialists: they reject the view that objects can be said to have essential properties independently of contexts of description or evaluation, and so substitute context-dependent truths for the deep essentialist’s context-independent ones.

There is deep essentialism and shallow essentialism: Deep essentialists take the (nontrivial) essential properties of an object to determine its nature – such properties give sense to the idea that an object has a unique and distinctive character, and make it the case that an object has to be a certain way in order for it to be at all. [ ... ] Intuitively, on the deep essentialist picture, an ordinary object has essential properties, and it must have its essential properties in order for it to exist.

Intuitively, on the deep essentialist picture, an ordinary object has essential properties, and it must have its essential properties in order for it to exist. ) about the object, and truths about such properties are absolute truths. Shallow essentialists oppose deep essentialists: they reject the view that objects can be said to have essential properties independently of contexts of description or evaluation, and so substitute context-dependent truths for the deep essentialist’s context-independent ones.

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