nominal essence

noun

Definition of nominal essence

Lockeanism
: an abstract complex idea that has been given a distinct general name the nominal essences of things, expressed by their common name, rest upon the experienced resemblances that cause objects to fall into different groups and to receive different appellations— B. A. G. Fuller contrasted with real essence

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“Nominal essence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nominal%20essence. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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