On 19 Apr., 12:05, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> 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.