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Tuomas Tahko

E.J. Lowe's 2008 paper 'Two Notions of Being: Entity and Essence' is a good place to start. But it depends a bit on what exactly this student is interested in, the theme is rather broad. My book 'An Introduction to Metametaphysics' (2015, CUP) might be useful.

Alex Skiles

Another useful place to start is the chapter ' Being and Essence' in Kris McDaniel's *The Fragmentation of Being* (2017, OUP). Tons of interesting discussion on the topic, and plenty of references (both classic and contemporary). There's a lot more to recommend, but it's a rather broad topic. Is there some more specific issue your student is interested in?

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