On 11/5/2012 9:00 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Stephen P. King
Depending on the existence of others is fine but incomplete.
A flood does not depend on the existence of others,
it's just contingent on too much rain.
And the in/ability of the boundary to contain the addition of water...
And not enough time
passed by for the flood to drain down. Come back in a
month and the flood's gone. So time is important,
as well as immediate context.
Note that this follows Kant's definitions of existence:
consisting of two joined factors: time for when an event
occurs, and space (context) for what happens. By
themselves neither one is a substance.
I agree, but these definition ignore plurality and mutual
exclusivity of points of view.
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen
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