Re: Nominalism

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2001 - 03:53:25 MDT

Lee quoted...

>> When you tell me what reality is, or is supposed to be, you are
>> attempting to dictate to me what things to find significant and
>> disregard.

... and said

>No (especially on this list) we defend your right to make as
>many errors as you like. It's just that some things, e.g.,
>"the sun won't rise tomorrow" is erroneous. If you want to
>take a correction as an attempt to control your thinking,
>then you are being way too closeminded.

Mmmm. This worried me, also. Expressing a view about reality is not an
attempt at dictation. Indeed, I don't know where I would have been without
hearing and seeing many views about aspects of "what reality is". This is an
extreme and, I'd suggest, incoherent view that David is defending.


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