Is name an essential feature or an arbitrary feature?

In philosophy, the debate between the essence and accidents or essential properties and accidental properties is an ongoing one. It can be traced back to Socratic dialogues with Socrates seeking to find the essence of Justice or beauty through the method of dialectical enquiry. One of the distinctions between essential and accidental properties stated on … Continue reading Is name an essential feature or an arbitrary feature?

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Being Transgender : A philosophical analogy  

A common concept in Indian Philosophy is that of 'Liberation'. It is known by different names such as moksha, nirvana, renunciation, etc by the different schools of Indian Philosophy. This concept is also found in various other religions of the world with certain differences here and there. The basic concept is that the person's soul … Continue reading Being Transgender : A philosophical analogy