Single Idea 17246

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 7. Essence and Necessity / b. Essence not necessities]

Full Idea

There are certain accidents which can never perish except the body perish also.

Gist of Idea

Some accidental features are permanent, unless the object perishes


Thomas Hobbes (De Corpore (Elements, First Section) [1655], 2.08.03)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Metaphysical Writings', ed/tr. Calkins,Mary Whiton [Open Court 1905], p.55

A Reaction

He is just making an observation, and not proposing a theory about essence.