On 6/11/2013 1:03 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 10 Jun 2013, at 22:49, meekerdb wrote:
On 6/10/2013 1:06 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
So numbers do not exist?
They don't exist like elephants do. They may exist like Christmas or Sherlock
Is Sherlock Holmes a human? Please give us your theory of human, so that we can discuss
if he exists or not.
In some reasonable theory of humans, humans possess a body decomposable locally in
biochemical components. This is not the case for fictional characters.
Exactly. But fictional characters can satisfy existential propositions: Ex(x=friend of
Dr. Watson), because "E" is context dependent.
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