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I realised that the "What exists, and in what ways do these things exist?" question is a bad one. We have the word "exists", we don't really know what it means, we want to. I was just writing to an email list about how doing the same thing with "love" is a terrible idea. So here's a solution to the question of existance: regard things to exist, when it is epistemically necessary to explaining reality.

Elliot Temple on March 17, 2003

Comments (2)

what exactly is a terrible idea?

do you mean: questioning what ways love (and some other things) exists?

Anonymous at 2:25 PM on January 31, 2016 | #4761
hard to tell. i might have meant that, or might have been talking about a "What is love?" kinda question.

curi at 3:16 PM on January 31, 2016 | #4762

What do you think?

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