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Single Idea 13117

[catalogued under 7. Existence / E. Categories / 1. Categories]

Full Idea

How far down are we allowed to go before the categories become too special to qualify as ontological categories?

Gist of Idea

How far down before we are too specialised to have a category?


Jan Westerhoff (Ontological Categories [2005], Intro)

Book Reference

Westerhoff,Jan: 'Ontological Categories' [OUP 2005], p.4

A Reaction

A very nice question, because we can't deny a category to a set with only one member, otherwise the last surviving dodo would not have been a dodo.