Philosophical Topics 35 (1/2):293-312 (2007)

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Alexander James Bird
Cambridge University
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I defend this claim that some natural essences can be known (only) a pos- teriori against two philosophers who accept essentialism but who hold that essences are known a priori: Joseph LaPorte, who argues from the use of kind terms in science, and E. J. Lowe, who argues from general metaphysical and epistemological principles
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  General Interest  Philosophy of Mind
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