First Causes

Alex Green dralexgreen at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Sep 9 17:14:21 EST 2004


lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net (Lester Zick) wrote in message news:<41406d36.55578664 at netnews.att.net>...
> On 9 Sep 2004 04:39:35 -0700, dralexgreen at yahoo.co.uk (Alex Green) in
> comp.ai.philosophy wrote:
> 
> >lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net (Lester Zick) wrote in message news:<413f2332.45504527 at netnews.att.net>...
> >> On 8 Sep 2004 06:54:47 -0700, dralexgreen at yahoo.co.uk (Alex Green) in
> >> comp.ai.philosophy wrote:
> >> 
> >> >lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net (Lester Zick) wrote in message news:<413c719f.22600721 at netnews.att.net>...
> >> >> First Causes
> >> >>                                                   -----
>  [snip]
> >> >> 
> >> >> The only thing proven of itself as the source and first cause of
> >> >> everything are differences and cognates of differences. And it is
> >> >> in terms of these elements that the categories of being are to be
> >> >> examined and explained in strict mechanical terms of one another.
> >> >> 
> >> >
> >
[snip]
> 
> >> >Could there be differences without space and time? Could there be
> >> >differences without two things to be different? Could there be
> >> >differences without a function to evaluate the difference?
> >
> >Could there be differences without these things? If so, how?
> 
> Could there be space and time without differences? No.

Please explain. Are you using the term 'differences' to mean the
presence of more than one thing or the detection of more than one
thing? If the latter then the detection would involve more than one
thing so many things come before 'difference'. If the former then you
have widened the term 'difference' so far that it just means 'things'.


Best Wishes

Alex Green



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