Brian Tenneson wrote:
> Hi Brent,
>> You are asserting monism. But the One, the ur-stuff, is
>> So when we place ourselves in the world it is by making distinctions within
>> unity. To become distinct from the background (the One) is what it means to
>> RITSIAR. Right?
> How do you know that the One, the ur-stuff, is ineffable/unknowable? If
> your being, for example, was the ur-stuff (I assume you mean akin to
> urelements in set theory), then it is "effable" and knowable.
> You have written about it, and at least two of its properties, and so it
> is not completely ineffable, yes?
> So I think it is "effable" even if it is exceedingly difficult to
> describe fully. What I'm having trouble believing is that it is unknowable.
In the above I was trying to paraphrase what David wrote. I don't have a final
theory, but if I did it would include some ontology and that would be effable
(no point in having a theory you can't use to theorize). But even if I did I
don't think it would be possible to *know* that it was the final theory. So
it's unknowable in that sense.
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Everything List" group.
To post to this group, send email to email@example.com
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at