Re: Does Time Really Exist?
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Omg, there should not be "no" between "are" and "many"!Hoenir wrote: My own account is pluralistic. I think that there are no many forms of time and they all exist
I want to add something to the idea of "hierarchical ontologies". When I argued against hierarchical ontologies, my point was not that ontological distinctions are impossible to make or that there is something wrong in ontology in general. On the contrary, it is possible to draw ontological distinctions between different regions of being, but it is impossible to put everything together and thus close the system. Why? Because it belongs to the very nature of thinking that it operates within some context or another and thus necessary excludes something. A complete hierarchy of being is impossible to think (and every time when we hallucinate that "now I think absolutely everything" we have just excluded huge chunks of reality outside of our picture), but this does not mean that we cannot say something meaningful within ontology.