On Feb 20, 7:12 pm, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > On 20 Feb 2011, at 13:13, benjayk wrote:
> >> So we can say > >> things like, "Sherlock Holmes lived at 10 Baker Street" are true, > >> even > >> though Sherlock Holmes never existed. > > Whether Sherlock Holmes existed is not a trivial question. He didn't > > exist > > like me and you, but he did exist as an idea. > > Even if you met *a* Sherlock Holmes in Platonia, you have no cirteria > to say it is the usual fictive person created by Conan Doyle, because, > in Platonia, he is not created by Conan Doyle, ... In Platonism, there is no creating, only finding -- 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 everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.