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The Inadequacy of Our Ideas of Substance
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absolute identity theory absolute theory abstract ideas accidental properties alteration and substantial analytic necessity anti-essentialist arguments anti-essentialist theory Aristotelian account Boyle Chapter claim classificatory systems complex ideas consider David Wiggins distinguish doctrine empiricist entity essentialist example exist genus Griffen Ian Hacking Ibid ice cube ideas of substances identity and diversity immaterial substance importance of necessary individuals and sorts Individuative Pattern interpretation John Locke language Locke says Locke's general theory Locke's theory Lockean mass matter natural kinds necessary and distinctive necessary properties nominal individuals particular things Pattern of Necessity persistence criteria phase sortals philosophy PTqi PTqi PTqi real essence real individuals relation relative identity theorist relative importance remarks Robert Boyle seems simple ideas sortal relativity sorts and individuals spatio-temporally continuous species substance sortal substantial change temporal whole theory of Classification theory of identity theory of individuation theory of nominal tion unity criteria W.V.O. Quine Wiggins xxvii