Single Idea 17869

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 13. Nominal Essence]

Full Idea

Kripke and Putnam offer us enhanced essences, still formulable in one short sentence and locally graspable. They offer between Locke's mind-boggling definitive real essence and his mind-friendly but not definitive nominal essence.

Gist of Idea

Kripke and Putnam offer an intermediary between real and nominal essences


Joseph Almog (Nature Without Essence [2010], 04)

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.367

A Reaction

The solution is to add a 'deep structure' which serves both ends.