Single Idea 17952

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 7. Essence and Necessity / a. Essence as necessary properties]

Full Idea

The modal account was meant, I take it, to make the notion of essence less mysterious by basing it on the supposedly better understood notion of necessity.

Gist of Idea

Modal accounts make essence less mysterious, by basing them on the clearer necessity


Barbara Vetter (Essence and Potentiality [2010], 1)