Re: why something rather than nothing?

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 20:39:22 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:
> John Clark raised the ancient question why there's something rather than
> nothing, and offered several useful logic responses to it. Here's my $2's
> worth (allowing for inflation):
> `Why is there any being at all and not rather nothing?' Heidegger asked
> (recalling Leibnez), unsatisfied with Kant's perfectly good answer that
> being is not a predicate but a precondition to questioning. We can imagine
> a chair, or the colour red, or love, or the dimension of depth not existing.

Outstanding. I-happily inspired through you-deep questing. I-await
anxiously TAID.