FlashDangerpants wrote:.... Don't worry about your mum for now, just find some dirt (a small pile, enough to fill a shoe box), and tell me exactly how many properties that pile of dirt contains. Don't leave any out,
Flash, Are you one of those who rates Rik Waller as a better voice, singing "I Will Always Love You" than the voice of Whitney Houston singing the same musical number? 'Fess up. You like his voice better, right?
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ri ... ve+you&vie
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...Now that was misdirection
A kind mentor ought to say to Flash, If you want to be a serious student of Philosophy you ought to do your homework; you should do some reading of original sources, studying carefully what a profound professional Philosopher is writing. Look up his bio. Follow through with references and leads to dig further, and do all this without jumping to conclusions.
For example, if you had bothered to read the (highly-capsulized) selection entitled SCIENCE OF VALUE in Wikipedia you would have found, toward the end, this quotation:
.Many would dispute the idea that the number of properties of a thing can in any meaningful way be enumerated, but this is something Hartman never said was necessary
He did, though, for teaching purposes, start out by defining a chair, mentioning only four properties; but then he immediately proceeded to show that by adding together different evaluations of that chair the outcome was a lot more than four; and that there was a lesson in this about the nature of valuation: it often has what economists speak of as “a multiplier effect.” For, as Hartman put it, “value is a play with properties, just as (the composition of) music is a play with sounds. To be creative is to compose value. Creativity is the rearrangement of known components in a novel way; it is a restructuring of properties. Hartman was very creative.
“A critic is to a creator as a pigeon is to a monument erected in honor of that creator.”