<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Burke (Michael) - Tibbles the Cat: A Modern Sophisma (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5187.htm">Tibbles the Cat: A Modern Sophisma</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Burke (Michael).htm">Burke (Michael)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Studies 84:63-74, 1996</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5187.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperCitings_5187.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PapersToNotes_5187.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="disc"><li>In this paper, I offer a novel and conservative solution to the puzzle of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1169.htm">Tibbles the cat</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li><li>I do not criticize the existing solutions or the theories within which they are embedded. I am content to offer an alternative, one that relies on the recently resurgent doctrine of Aristotelian essentialism. </li><li>My solution, unlike some of its competitors, is applicable to the full range of cases in which, as with Tib and <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1169.htm">Tibbles</A><SUP>2</SUP>, there is the threat of coinciding objects. </li><li>In section 1, I present the solution. In sections II-IV, I defend it against four objections. </li></ul></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4425.htm">Olson (Eric) - Dion's Foot</A>" for a reply.<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:29" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:29:51</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>