Is the thought of a unicorn a real thought?

Dennis Kaffenberger (
Sat, 28 Sep 1996 13:40:20 -0400

> > our fantasies and imagination are objective, in the
> > sense that they are actually occuring inside our own heads.
> "Our fantasies and imagination are subjective, in the sense
> that they are actually occuring inside our own heads."

Who says that our fantasies and imagination are happening
inside our heads? They could be happening inside the big
toe of the guy down the street, for all that it matters.

Objective: Being the object of perception or thought;
belonging to the object of thought rather than the
thinking subject.

Subjective: Existing in the mind; belonging to the
thinking subject rather than to the object of thought.

-Both- are happening as a result of the mind*. It is
only when two or more people get together that the
distinction between objective/perception and
subjective/creation become important. Otherwise
fantasies and realities might as well be the same.

* Please note that I did not use the term inside,
which is where I believe that most of the confusion is
coming from. To say that a seemingly intangable thing
'is somewhere' leads to misconceptions, and strange loops
of logic. I am not sure if a thought is an electron
crusing around a neuron, or if it is something completely
untangable. Also, electrons only seem to exist, I do not
claim to know for sure if they do or do not exist.