Re: Group Entity "Illusion"
Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:31:07 -0700


Perhaps I've misunderstood your posts. If by "collective entity" you mean simply a composite object, such as a galaxy or a person, I've no objection to your usage.

I was under the impression that you wished to extend the term to include such non-objects as "society" and other relational systems which are often reified as some sort of "entity", giving rise to a certain class of category error. This is what I've been arguing against. If this is not what you have in mind, then we're in accord, and I apologize for fostering confusion.