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Is there a Puzzle about Water?

Hagit Benbaji

Abstract


Mark Johnston argues that the identity between water and H2O generates a puzzle: Ice is related to H2O just as water is related to H2O. If water is identical to H2O, so is ice, and we end up with an absurdity: water is ice. This paper suggests a way to preserve the identity between water and H2O without this absurd result.



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568640709485199
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