On 6/7/2013 10:41 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
" 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).

The belief "a flying pink elephant is pink" is tautologically true



On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto: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
    it's true that 17 is prime you must believe 17 exists.    If you believe 
that a
    flying pink elephant is pink, must you believe a flying pink elephant 
exists?  I
    think this is wrong.

    Brent


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