On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 9:54 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> As for the remark about nothingness having only one way of being and there > being a lot more ways of existing, it's cute, but it's sophistry. Non-being > is not a countable way of being. > > > I agree. > Hi Bruno, what do you agree with exactly? That non-being is not being is obvious but irrelevant. The real question here is whether nothing and the multiple "somethings" can be put in the same collection in a non-arbitrary way. And they can: the collection of elements created by removing "things" from one another. And "nothing" is one of these elements. It's the absence of being - obviously - so can't be presented as one among > a myriad of possible configurations of the universe. > > I never claimed that "nothing" is a possible configuration of the universe. All I said is that there are more ways of being than of non-being, which is obviously true, in the same way that there is just one zero, but many positive integers. Ricardo. -- 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.