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That is to say--and to continue with the example of horses--the essential properties of a horse are qualities like being quadruped, being an ungulate, having a flowing mane, and so on.
10) In this important contribution to analytic jurisprudence, Shapiro accepts the modern view that only the essential properties of law can explain its nature and that the use (or threat) of force, not being strictly essential, is thereby not a component of the idea of legality.
In general terms, the classification problem is that, when we have an essentialist definition of a kind K and when specimen S has all of the essential properties of a member of the kind K bar one or two, there is no non-arbitrary way to decide whether S is a defective member of the kind K or a good example of another kind, [K.
focus on molecular interactions and the special properties of molecules and signaling pathways that underlie the essential properties of immune cells and their responses.
Studies show skin absorbs the essential properties, carried via the body's internal system to places they're needed most - eucalyptus goes straight to lungs helping counter respiratory problems; rosemary helps clear the mind and is good when preparing for exams; lavender inspires calm and helps people sleep.
The redesigned drugs retain pharmacological and other essential properties, but carry little or no risk of psychiatric and neurological side effects.
Vehicles and varnishes impart essential properties to inks, and suppliers are being asked for improved performance by their ink customers.
When we want to define or describe something, we naturally refer to its essence as well as its essential properties that are included in its definition.
So when a system is taken apart in the process of analysis, the system and its parts lose their essential properties.
These proprietary alloys reportedly match essential properties of LCPs but cost about half as much.
The author argues against the detached, formalistic descriptions which have so far obscured the essential properties of death-names.

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