On 9/14/2011 5:51 PM, Mindey wrote:
"Nothingness" (as absence of things) is more than a concept. It is a
mathematical concept - an empty set. It is easy to give an example of
an empty set


I'm not so sure about that. Usually you would give some definition like "The present king of France" = { }. But if you think the universe is infinite and 'everything' exists, then there is a present king of France...somewhere. Bruno of course would say something like "The even divisors of three" = { }, but that would be circular since the definition of three is the successor of the successor of the successor of { }. And in any case he assumes arithmetic exists.

Brent

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