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Why Hobbits cannot exist

Kotzee, Ben and Smit, J.P. (2009) Why Hobbits cannot exist. Think 8 (21), pp. 29-36. ISSN 1477-1756.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1477175608000353

Abstract

Kotzee and Smit explain why, if unicorns don't exist, then they could not possibly have existed. In fact, even if horned horses were discovered somewhere, they would not necessarily be unicorns. The key to understanding why this is so lies in understanding how so-called natural kind terms function.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 13:28
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4576

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