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by Luke
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 52751

Re: Time does not exist.

I don't wish to deny that things happen. Shit happens, obviously. Perhaps I misspoke in saying that time itself cannot exist. Time neither exists nor doesn't exist. Existence is not something you can apply to time. Objects exist - at some time or other. But when does time exist? Now? At some time? A...
by Luke
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 52751

Re: Time does not exist.

Existence presupposes spatiotemporality; time is a precondition of existence. Therefore, in a sense, time itself cannot exist. At least, I reckon the problem lies in the juxtaposition of the concepts of time and existence, or of applying the concept of existence to time itself. Shit happens, obvious...
by Luke
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Getting Beneath Language
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: Getting Beneath Language

Language use and it's purposes involve/require much more than just the words "language use and it's purposes". So in the same way that calculus is existentially contingent upon more than just math users and their purposes to measure acceleration/deceleration, so too is language existentially contin...
by Luke
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Getting Beneath Language
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: Getting Beneath Language

[quote=creativesoul]Well, for starters - seeing how this is a metaphysics forum, there is also everything that those things are existentially contingent upon. Agreed?[/quote] I've already suggested that language is "existentially contingent upon" language users and all of our purposes for using lang...
by Luke
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Getting Beneath Language
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: Getting Beneath Language

Fair enough. What more IS there, then?
by Luke
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Getting Beneath Language
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: Getting Beneath Language

It seems that the OP has already answered the question: language is "existentially contingent upon" language users, and all the reasons/purposes for which we use language. Should there be more to it than that?