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Posted by Aurino Souza on May 8, 2002 13:16:18 UTC

Hi Alan,

Interesting post. Too bad your budget doesn't allow you to post more, I do like your approach even if I don't understand most of what you say.

Ever thought of moving to Canada? We have free internet terminals for the masses here :-)

I just checked "An Introduction To Philosophical Analysis" by John Hospers (p. 527 I think) regarding a discussion in that book about: do things exist un-perceived/ un-observed/ un-experienced?

You know, I pondered about this issue for a long time, and my current position is that the question is meaningless. The correct way to ask the question is "would I see an object if I could see it when I cannot see it?", which instantly reveals the foolishness.

........

Sometimes I share some of those thoughts with my wife. My wife is a very intelligent person, far more so than anyone here including myself. She was the one who taught me that philosophy is foolishness, but she says she has a hard time trying to understand why I agree with her but keep doing it anyway. I guess the only possible answer is that I'm a fool, which is probably the case.

Take care,

Aurino

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