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However, unlike the traditional conception, essences are not immutable.  They are certain salient features of things that stand out in a particular historical epoch in a particular culture.  Essences are historical and thus changeable…Truth is the freedom to let be...

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Heidegger's History of Being and the Phenomenology of "Other" Cultural Traditions By Leave your thoughts

However, unlike the traditional conception, essences are not immutable.  They are certain salient features of things that stand out in a particular historical epoch in a particular culture.  Essences are historical and thus changeable…Truth is the freedom to let be the essence of things.  Human beings err in clinging on the handed down essences as sacrosanct.

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