- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Tibbles the Cat1' during my Thesis research, as from end October 2016.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 17/08/2018 21:59:02): Tibbles the Cat
- There appear to be two puzzles involving Tib and Tibbles, both due to Peter Geach.
- Tibbles and Tib – his tail-less concommitant – feature firstly as a variant of Dion and Theon4. See the Note thereon for further information and links.
- There’s also a variant of the Problem of the Many5, in which Tibbles loses 1,000 hairs one by one.
- I’m not sure there’s much that will need to be added here that’s not to be covered in one or other of those two Notes.
- I note in passing that "Parsons (Josh) - Dion, Theon, and DAUP" refers to "Van Inwagen (Peter) - The Doctrine of Arbitrary Undetached Parts" and the problem of Descartes’ Foot, another variant on this theme.
- For a page of Links6 to this Note, Click here.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read7, include8 the following:-
- "Noonan (Harold) - Review of 'Kinds of Being: A Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms' by E. J. Lowe", Noonan
- "Wiggins (David) - On Being in the Same Place at the Same Time", Wiggins
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with the items below. I’ve listed only those that specifically refer to cats! Follow links from Dion and Theon9 for other related items:-
- "Blatti (Stephan) - Material Constitution", Blatti
- "Burke (Michael) - Tibbles the Cat: A Modern Sophisma", Burke, 1996
- "Doyle (Robert O.) - Tibbles, the Cat", Doyle
- "Johansson (Ingvar) - Identity Puzzles and Supervenient Identities", Johansson
- "Jones (Nicholas K.) - Too Many Cats: The Problem of the Many and the Metaphysics of Vagueness", Jones, 2010
- "Lowe (E.J.) - Parts and Wholes", Lowe
- "Lowe (E.J.) - Substantial Change and Spatiotemporal Coincidence", Lowe
- "Lowe (E.J.) - The Paradox of the 1,001 Cats", Lowe, 1982
- "McGrath (Matthew) - Four-Dimensionalism and the Puzzles of Coincidence", McGrath
- "Noonan (Harold) - Tibbles the Cat - A Reply to Burke", Noonan, 1999
- "Rea (Michael), Ed. - Material Constitution - A Reader", Rea10
- "Rea (Michael) - The Problem of Material Constitution", Rea
- This is mostly a place-holder11.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (17/08/2018 21:59:02).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
- If only a “non-updating” run has been made, the links are only one-way – ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven’t yet been confirmed as relevant.
- Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the “Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note” and “Summary of Note Links to this Page” sections) are to the “point of link” within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the “links page” remain generic.
- There are two sorts of updating runs – for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run.
- Frequently I’ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note.
- In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time.
- In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course.
- My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
- I may have read others in between updates of this Note – in which case they will be marked as such in the “References and Reading List” below.
- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
- This book has been picked up because of the discussion of Tibbles by an Amazon reviewer!
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