Kevin Mulligan – Essence and Modality: The Quintessence of Husserl’s Theory
1. The definition (horos, horismos) was an important matter for Plato and for the Early Academy. Concern with answering the question “What is so-and-so?” are at the center of the […]
To help us to understand this paradox, Heidegger turns our attention to the meaning of “essence.” He takes us through the traditional philosophical sense of “essence”: it means “what” [in […]
“Husserl’s conception of formal ontology is intimately involved with his conceptions both of logic and of what comprises possible objects of theoretical inquiry. He inherited an Aristotelian metaphysical perspective from […]
Every essence either is a lowest (infima) species or is specifiable to an infima species, and is either a highest genus, or is generalizable to a highest genus.