I am reading the book “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood” by James Gleick, which recounts a dialogue written by the ancient Chinese philosopher Gongsun Long known as When a White Horse is Not a Horse:

“Horses certainly have color. Hence, there are white horses. If it were the case that horses had no color, there would simply be horses, and then how could one select a white horse? And so it follows that a horse and a white horse are different. Hence, I say that a white horse is not a horse.

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