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Single Idea 6534

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 3. Levels of Reality]

Full Idea

One space-time slice may be occupied by a collection of molecules, a metal strip, a key, an allower of entry to hotel rooms, a facilitator of adultery, and a destroyer souls.

Gist of Idea

One location may contain molecules, a metal strip, a key, an opener of doors, and a human tragedy


William Lycan (Consciousness [1987], 4.3)

Book Reference

Lycan,William G.: 'Consciousness' [MIT 1995], p.43

A Reaction

Desdemona's handkerchief is a nice example. This sort of remark seems to be felt by some philosophers to be heartless wickedness, and yet it so screamingly self-evident that it is impossible to deny.