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Single Idea 13404

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / g. Particular being]

Full Idea

For a thing to exist necessarily is for it to have an entity-essence whose own entity-essence entails being instantiated.

Gist of Idea

To exist necessarily is to have an essence whose own essence must be instantiated


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], 6.4)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.173

A Reaction

This is the culmination of a lengthy discussion, and is not immediately persuasive. For Jubien the analysis rests on a platonist view of properties, which doesn't help.