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Besides the essence of a species or kind (given by the genus and the differentia)
and the separable accidents there are also properties or inseparable accidents.
Unlike separable accidents these aTe~permanent and universal attributes of ...
We have already encountered 'accident' as a technical term in Aristotelian
philosophy in section 8. A distinction was made there between separable" and
inseparable^ accidents (or properties). 'Accidents' as they appear in the doctrine
Blackness and sleekness are accidents. So if we are told that on the mat there is
something that is black and sleek we might ask what it is. 'A cat' seems to answer
this, for cats are substances, individual particular things which have accidents ...
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English philosopher John Locke's theories of human nature and knowledge have deeply influenced political theory, as well as our notions about education and civil liberties, most crucially providing ... Read full review