Still sounds like emergence to me.

On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 10:23:18PM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> On Aug 22, 4:41 pm, Russell Standish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > That's a pity. I thought it might be something comprehensible, rather
> > than just plain mysterious.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> 
> The ida of property dualism is very simple:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Property_dualism
> 
> It just means that the same underlying reality can manifest itself as
> multiple properties.  Let me give a couple of analogies (bear in mind
> that these are only analogies).  Take a glass of water 50% fill.  It
> has two properties:
> 
> 'Glass Half Fill'
> 'Glas Half Empty'
> 
> Same thing, two different properties.
> 
> Look at the picture here:
> http://mathworld.wolfram.com/YoungGirl-OldWomanIllusion.html
> 
> Same picture two different perspectives:
> 
> 'Old Lady'
> 'Young Woman'
> 
> --
> 
> Multiple perspectives of the same reality, all perspectives equally
> valid.  Neither perspective is more fundamental than the others.
> Remember the rough analogies above and now move to my proposed real
> exmaple:
> 
> 'Mathematical Description'
> 'Physical Description'
> 'Teleological Description'
> 
> Multiple properties, same reality.  All of these three kinds of
> descriptions are on the same level.  Nothing is 'emerging' from
> anything.  All three perspectives are equally real and no one of them
> is fundamental.
> 
> That's it.  Really simple.
> 
> 
> 
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