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- adj. Of or pertaining to essentialism.
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Bodily experiences are of course “essentialistic”.
By “entirely misunderstood”, it emerges that he means both (1) that aesthetic questions are of a conceptual type very distinct from empirical questions and the kind of answer, or conceptual satisfaction, we want is very unlike what we might get from an experiment in empirical psychology, and (2) that the philosophically traditional method of essentialistic definition
Martha Nussbaum (1992, 2000) has linked the capability approach to an Aristotelian, essentialistic, "thick" theory of the good ” a theory meant to be, as she puts it, "vague," incomplete, and open-ended enough to leave place for individuality and cultural variations.