Are Wooden Tables Necessarily Wooden? Intensional Essentialism Versus Metaphysical Modality


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Year of publication 2002
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta Analytica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Field Philosophy and religion
Keywords essentialism * metaphysical modality
Description Supposing - as we do in transparent intensional logic - that individuals are 'nude' possessing no non-trivial property necessarily we argue that no wooden table is necessarily wooden (and not necessarily a table either). The argumentation is connected with a criticism of Kripke's theory.
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