Things Lydia McGrew wanted to say somewhere but couldn't fit in anywhere else.
There seems to be some kind of irony here . . . we are wondering where Lydia is in the virtual world while she is writing about the existence of the physical world . . . :-)
Ah, but for my purposes, the virtual world is part of the physical world. Computers, pixels, screens, etc. Plus real people external to the knowing subject. :-)
Oh, the many wonders of philosophy! :-)
We're in the middle of organising an alternative Halloween party for our Churches teens. So if you could prove that we don't exist, it would save us a a lot of trouble. (It doesn't have to be the WHOLE external world - just the part we live in. For the next few nights.)(:Graham and Nicola
I'm not much help, Graham. As far as it goes, my work will tend to support all of your existence as well as the existence of the British Isles. (I even use Stonehenge as an example.) Now, if I had no evidence of your existence, that would be different of course. :-)
The situation has just changed.Nicola is now contending that you don't have strong evidence of her existence...so could you write her a note excusing her from cooking Pizzas?
Well...I admit that the only way I've ever heard of her is through your mentioning her, and you haven't said a whole lot. Are you willing to say that you lied and don't have a wife named Nicola?
No, she won't let me do that. Initially I thought that this was out of love. In fact, she's just told me that if she didn't cook the Pizza's last night, I would have had to. And she thinks my cooking would have caused fatalities.
For the record, I believe the external world exists. However, I'm willing to read a paper demonstrating that fact if you make it readable enough.
Bill, I'm not sure I can swear to its readability, especially for a non-philosopher who will, quite understandably, think it is much ado about nothing. But it does have a fun section on a little-known, light fantasy novel called _The Face in the Frost_.
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