E: Epicurus

Phillip Mitsis

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Metaphysics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781405152983
StatePublished - Apr 9 2009


  • Element theory- elements are fire, air, earth, and water, each with its own natural place and Characteristic set of qualities was widely accepted by later philosophers
  • Essence and essentialism- The essential properties of a thing, collectively known as essence, Essentialism is fundamentally an idea about property possession
  • Evans, Gareth- produced seminal work on proper names, pronouns, indexicals, demonstratives, and vagueness
  • event theory - something that happens, an occurrence, something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time
  • existence- existence has been felt to be too basic a notion to permit of analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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