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Posted by Harvey on April 27, 2001 19:37:58 UTC

Paul,

I agree that thought exists, but I think a lot more than thought exists (for example, my computer exists, so does my home, my car, my clothes, my sock, etc). I just don't think that we can phrase ontological knowledge (i.e., those things that exist) in terms of certainty or uncertainty. We have *no* absolute claims to ontological knowledge (either in terms of probability or in terms of sure knowledge), our knowledge is just reasonable assertions. Some claims are more reasonable (or more 'certain') than other claims, but no claim is more probable or less probable (although I catch myself using that phrase myself sometime - even though I believe it be inaccurate).

Warm regards, Harv

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