TitleEssence, Propria and Essentialist Explanation
AuthorsChi, Zeyu
AffiliationPeking Univ, Fac Philosophy, Dept Philosophy & Religious Studies, Beijing, Peoples R China
KeywordsMODALITY
Issue DateDec-2020
PublisherHISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY & LOGICAL ANALYSIS
AbstractIn this paper I propose a notion of propria inspired by Aristotle, on which propria are non-essential, necessary properties explained by the essence of a thing. My proposal differs from the characterization of propria by Kit Fine and Kathrin Koslicki: unlike Fine, the relation of explanation on my account can't be assimilated to a notion of logical entailment. In disagreement with Koslicki, I suggest that the explanatory relation at issue needs not be necessary. My account of essence is conceptually parsimonious: it illuminates the contribution of essence to explanation without relying on obscure notions such as Aristotelian form or identity.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11897/618088
ISSN2666-4283
DOI10.30965/26664275-02302004
IndexedESCI
Appears in Collections:哲学系(宗教学系)

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