" If you believe that a flying pink elephant is pink, must you believe a
flying pink elephant exists?"

Yes, at least for the chap that holds the belief and the belief is true
(ala Bruno).


On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 6/7/2013 4:00 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
>
> Yes, if there was a text of this it would be nice... I found this:
> http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/fictionalism-mathematics/
>
>
> A fictionalist account holds that some things are fictional, i.e. don't
> exist even though their complete description is self-consistent.
> Everythingists apparently reject this idea.  Platonists seem to equate
> 'true' with 'exists'.  If you believe 17 is prime you must believe 17
> exists.  I think this is wrong.  If you believe that a flying pink
> elephant is pink, must you believe a flying pink elephant exists?
>
> Brent
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