Ideas of Scott Shalkowski, by Theme

[British, fl. 1994, Lecturer at the University of Leeds.]

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9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 1. Essences of Objects
Serious essentialism says everything has essences, they're not things, and they ground necessities
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 6. Essence as Unifier
Essences are what it is to be that (kind of) thing - in fact, they are the thing's identity
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 13. Nominal Essence
We distinguish objects by their attributes, not by their essences
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 15. Against Essentialism
Critics say that essences are too mysterious to be known
10. Modality / A. Necessity / 4. De re / De dicto modality
De dicto necessity has linguistic entities as their source, so it is a type of de re necessity
10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / e. Against possible worlds
Lewis must specify that all possibilities are in his worlds, making the whole thing circular
19. Language / C. Semantics / 3. Extensional Semantics
Equilateral and equiangular aren't the same, as we have to prove their connection