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Topic: Matheology § 253
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Re: Matheology § 253
Posted: Apr 19, 2013 8:04 AM
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On 19 Apr., 12:05, fom <> wrote:
> On 4/19/2013 3:41 AM, WM wrote:

> >> If numbers existed only as names then different names would necessarily
> >> represent different numbers,

> > No. Look, the unicorn does not exist other than as its name. But there
> > are different written names and many different pictures describing it.

> So, you now turn to an argument about negative existential
> statements.

No, I only explained that Virgil's argument was mistaken. There can be
many names for an idea that has no material counterpart.
> How do you justify your analysis of the
> statement
> "The unicorn does not exist"

Why should I? The unicorn exists in several forms as ideas of many,
contrary to individuals that cannot even exist as ideas.

Regards, WM

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