Ideas from 'Substance and Essence in Aristotle' by Charlotte Witt [1989], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Substance and Essence in Aristotle' by Witt,Charlotte [Cornell 1994,0-8014-8192-9]].

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2. Reason / D. Definition / 6. Definition by Essence
Essence is not all the necessary properties, since these extend beyond the definition
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 2. Types of Essence
Aristotelian and Kripkean essentialism are very different theories
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 4. Essence as Definition
An Aristotelian essence is a nonlinguistic correlate of the definition
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 6. Essence as Unifier
If unity is a matter of degree, then essence may also be a matter of degree
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 8. Essence as Explanatory
Essences mainly explain the existence of unified substance
9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 12. Origin as Essential
Essential properties of origin are too radically individual for an Aristotelian essence
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / a. Scientific essentialism
Reality is directional