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Ideas of Irving M. Copi, by Text

[American, 1917 - 2002, Professor at the University of Michigan, and then the Univesity of Hawaii.]

1954 Essence and Accident
p.6 Essential properties are the 'deepest' ones which explain the others
p.707-8 p.707 Within the four types of change, essential attributes are those whose loss means destruction
p.712 p.712 Aristotelian essence is retained with identity through change, and bases our scientific knowledge
p.715 p.715 Modern science seeks essences, and is getting closer to them
p.716 p.716 In modern science, nominal essence is intended to be real essence
p.717 p.717 Real essences are scientifically knowable, but so are non-essential properties
p.718 p.718 The real essence of a thing is its powers, or 'dispositional properties'