One of the questions asked in a paper I gave on philosophy, although I understand a bit of essentialism(based on what i read after facing the question in exam). I'd like to know the view of people who actually read a link between two things mentioned.

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  • Essentialism "is the view that every entity has a set of attributes that are necessary to its identity and function. In early Western thought Plato's idealism held that all things have such an "essence"—an "idea" or "form". " – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jun 14 '18 at 12:56
  • hey mauro based on the definition you added, the answer to the question should be in affirmative direction, right? – Palash sharma Jun 14 '18 at 13:21
  • Maybe you have to be a little bit more explicit about what do you mean with Essentialism... – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jun 14 '18 at 13:29
  • Asking for users' views and discussions is off-topic on this site. To make this question answerable please add a couple of sentences on what you understand "essentialism" to mean, on Wikipedia's definition the answer is trivial yes:"An essence characterizes a substance or a form, in the sense of the forms and ideas in Platonic idealism." However, the term is more typically used in connection with Aristotle's matter/form duality, there is also scientific essentialism. – Conifold Jun 14 '18 at 22:54