Hi Stathis:

At 08:19 PM 10/30/2005, you wrote:

The same objection to the quest for a first cause applies to the quest for ultimate meaning: you can always ask, if the meaning (or cause, or purpose) of x is y, what's the meaning (or cause, or purpose) of y? If you assert that y is special because it is the "ultimate" meaning (or cause, or purpose), then why not make the same assertion of x?

The interesting thing is that a first cause if it can have reality is on my list. Personally I see it as the line item that is the list itself.

Hal Ruhl

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