Philosophical Studies 166 (1):21-32 (2013)

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San Francisco State University
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Realist essentialists face a prima facie challenge in accounting for our knowledge of the essences of things, and in particular, in justifying our engaging in thought experiments to gain such knowledge. In contrast, conferralist essentialism has an attractive story to tell about how we gain knowledge of the essences of things, and how thought experiments are a justified method for gaining such knowledge. The conferralist story is told in this essay
Keywords Conferralism  Essentialism  Thought experiments  Essence  Anti-realism
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