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Examples of "essentialism"
Mereological essentialism requires elaboration. To what types of objects (abstract or concrete) does mereological essentialism apply? Usually, mereological essentialism is taken to be a thesis about concrete material objects, but it may also be applied to a set or proposition. If mereological essentialism is correct, a proposition, or thought, has its parts essentially; the concepts that make up the proposition are essential to it.
Against Essentialism and the so-called "French Feminism"
Essentialism is the belief that a group of people have innate characteristics that define them. Essentialism does not seriously take into account the intersections of race, gender and class in feminism, which creates divisions within the movement. Deconstructing essentialism will prevent the separation of groups of people within the movement and also employ the intersections of gender and race.
The following philosophers have thought mereological essentialism to be true:
There are several arguments for mereological essentialism. Some are more formal; others use mereological essentialism as a solution to various philosophical puzzles or paradoxes. (This approach is mentioned in Olson (2006).)
Examples of books that seek to question various theories and claims of gender essentialism include:
Essentialism had been operative in colonialism as well as in critiques of colonialism.
The film is also a philosophical exploration of the contrast between existentialism and essentialism.
Other advocates of scientific essentialism include Brian Ellis, Caroline Lierse, John Bigelow, and Alexander Bird.
Genetic Discrimination has its foundations in genetic determinism and genetic essentialism.
Greg McKeown, Author of the New York Times bestseller "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less".
Spivak also introduced the terms "essentialism" and "strategic essentialism" to describe the social functions of postcolonialism. The term "essentialism" denotes the perceptual dangers inherent to reviving subaltern voices in ways that might (over) simplify the cultural identity of heterogeneous social groups, and, thereby, create stereotyped representations of the different identities of the people who compose a given social group. The term "strategic essentialism" denotes a temporary, essential group-identity used in the praxis of discourse among peoples. Furthermore, essentialism can occasionally be applied—by the so-described people—to facilitate the subaltern's communication in being heeded, heard, and understood, because a strategic essentialism (a fixed and established subaltern identity) is more readily grasped, and accepted, by the popular majority, in the course of inter-group discourse. The important distinction, between the terms, is that strategic essentialism does not ignore the diversity of identities (cultural and ethnic) in a social group, but that, in its practical function, strategic essentialism temporarily minimizes inter-group diversity to pragmatically support the essential group-identity.
Spivak coined the term "strategic essentialism," which refers to a sort of temporary solidarity for the purpose of social action. For example, women's groups have many different agendas that potentially make it difficult for feminists to work together for common causes; "Strategic essentialism" allows for disparate groups to accept temporarily an "essentialist" position that enables them able to act cohesively. However, while others have built upon this idea of "strategic essentialism," Spivak has since retracted use of this term.
Because mereology is a new branch of formal systems, clear arguments against mereological essentialism have not yet been raised. The most common counterargument is that mereological essentialism entails that an object which undergoes a subtle change is not the same object. This seems to be directly contrary to common sense. For example, if my car gets a flat tire and I then replace the tire, mereological essentialism entails that it is not the same car.
In "The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism", he groups a number of philosophers into his camp:
Other arguments suggest that Willis' work suffers from two essential errors: essentialism and dualism (philosophy of mind)
In the case of material concrete objects, mereological essentialism can be true in different senses depending on how objects are thought to persist through time. The two prominent, competing models are endurantism and perdurantism. It is important to note that neither endurantism nor perdurantism imply mereological essentialism. One can be an advocate for either model without being committed to accepting mereological essentialism. Within an endurantist framework, objects are extended within space; i.e., objects are collections of spatial parts. Objects persist through change (or endure) by being wholly present at every instant of time. According to mereological essentialism, enduring objects have only their spatial parts essentially. Within a perdurantist framework, objects are extended through space-time. Instead of having only spatial parts, objects have parts in both space and time. Under a framework that combines mereological essentialism and perdurantism, objects have both their temporal parts and their spatial parts essentially.
Some philosophers believe that an object can't persist through a change of parts. They defend mereological essentialism.
Chrisholm and van Cleve consider objects as enduring. Michael Jubien and Mark Heller defend mereological essentialism for perduring objects.
Common educational philosophies include: educational perennialism, educational progressivism, educational essentialism, critical pedagogy, Montessori education, Waldorf education, and democratic education.