On the inventors of XYZ
Author: van Brakel, J.
Source: Foundations of Chemistry, Volume 7, Number 1, 2005 , pp. 57-84(28)
Abstract:In this paper I try to make as much sense as possible of, first, the extensive philosophical literature concerned with the status of `Water is H2O' and, second, the implications of Putnam's invention of Twin Earth, another possible world stipulated to be just like Earth, except that water is XYZ, not H2O.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Higher Institute of Philosophy, University Of Leuven, Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 Leuven, Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2005