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Title: Rethinking origin essentialism (for artefacts)
Authors: Roca-Royes, Sonia
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Editors: Jago, M
Citation: Roca-Royes S (2016) Rethinking origin essentialism (for artefacts). In: Jago M (ed.). Reality Making. Mind Association Occasional Series, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 152-176.
Keywords: Essentiality of Origin
sufficiency properties
individual essences
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Series/Report no.: Mind Association Occasional Series
Abstract: The thesis that the material origins of artefacts are essential to them is highly intuitive, but in a flexible version: it is not exact match of material origins that is intuitively essential, but approximate match. After an in‐depth exploration of the theoretical options open to accommodate the flexible version, the paper ends up favouring the inflexible one.
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Affiliation: Philosophy

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