Essence

In philosophy, essence is the property or set of properties that make an entity or substancewhat it fundamentally is, and which it has bynecessity, and without which it loses itsidentity. Essence is contrasted with accident: a property that the entity or substance hascontingently, without which the substance can still retain its identity. The concept originates with Aristotle, who used the Greekexpression to … Continue reading Essence