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essence

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  • In philosophy, essence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an entity or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity.
  • In the history of western thought, essence has often served as a vehicle for doctrines that tend to individuate different forms of existence as well as different identity conditions for objects and properties; in this eminently logical meaning,
  • ^ Aristotle, Metaphysics, 1029b
  • ^ Aristotle, Metaphysics, 1030a
  • ^ S. Marc Cohen, "Aristotle's Metaphysics", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, accessed 20 April 2008.
FR essence
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    4. en essenced
    5. en essenceless
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    Grammatically, this word "essence" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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