Ideas of Joan Kung, by Theme

[American, fl. 1977, At Marquette University]

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9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 7. Essence and Necessity / b. Essence not necessities
Jones may cease to exist without some simple property, but that doesn't make it essential
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 7. Essence and Necessity / c. Essentials are necessary
A property may belong essentially to one thing and contingently to another
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 8. Essence as Explanatory
Aristotelian essences underlie a thing's existence, explain it, and must belong to it
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / j. Explanations by essence
Some non-essential properties may explain more than essential-but-peripheral ones do
Some peripheral properties are explained by essential ones, but don't themselves explain properties