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.