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Title: Should we be essentialists? : different takes in analytic philosophy
Authors: Calleja, Zachary
Keywords: Analysis (Philosophy) -- History
Reference (Philosophy)
Kripke, Saul A., 1940-
Ontology
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Calleja, Z. (2019). Should we be essentialists?: different takes in analytic philosophy (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: In this work, I aim to show how some of the most influential figures in contemporary analytic philosophy answer one of the most fundamental question in philosophy: ‘should we be essentialists?’ First, I look at the descriptivism of Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein and Searle. Second, I examine Quine’s pragmatism and anti-realism. Third, I discuss Kripke’s revival of Aristotelian essentialism and the over all impact and implications of Kripke’s findings.
Description: B.A.(HONS)PHIL.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/49187
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2019
Dissertations - FacArtPhi - 2019

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