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

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