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Ideas of Antony Eagle, by Text

[British, fl. 2010, At Exeter College, Oxford.]

2005 Locke on Essences and Kinds
II p.2 Kinds are fixed by the essential properties of things - the properties that make it that kind of thing
IV p.4 If kinds depend only on what can be observed, many underlying essences might produce the same kind
IV p.5 Nominal essence mistakenly gives equal weight to all underlying properties that produce appearances
IV p.5 Nominal essence are the observable properties of things
V p.6 If essence is 'nominal', artificial gold (with its surface features) would qualify as 'gold'