The essentials of persons

Dialectica 53 (3-4):227-41 (1999)
Abstract
This paper tries to clarify the nature of philosophical questions as to the ontological nature of things, especially persons. It considers implications of an Aristotelian account, which leads to an ontology that makes subjects and other things epistemologically remote. This makes the account doubtfully reconcilable with the special epistemic relation that each of us has to oneself, via for example the cogito.
Keywords Body  Essentialism  Metaphysics  Person  Property  Supervenience
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