PESO - We do not exist

Brian Walters supera1000 at fastmail.fm
Thu Jul 29 18:04:40 EDT 2010


On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:55 +0100, "Bob W" <pdml at web-options.com> wrote:

> His philosophy tutor should smack his knuckles with a ruler. He claims
> that
> we have no proof of our existence*, therefore we do not exist. However,
> his
> argument doesn't support any particular conclusion. At best you might say
> 'we have no proof of our existence, therefore it is possible that we do
> not
> exist'. 
> 
> Descartes went through a similar crisis and concluded 'cogito ergo sum',
> but
> even then he should only really conclude 'I think therefore thoughts
> exist'.
> 
> If thoughts can exist without a thinker, then we ourselves are merely
> thoughts, and therefore we exist. But if we are merely thoughts, why do
> we
> fart and belch and shit? 
> 
> Go back to that wall, and write all this underneath.
> 



I would.

But I don't exist.

So I can't.




Cheers

Brian

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Brian Walters
Western Sydney Australia
http://members.westnet.com.au/brianwal/SL/



> > G'day all
> > 
> > A bit of urban philosophy on a grotty and grimy wall - Hunter St,
> Newcastle.
> > 
> > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1370864/PESO/slides/IMGP8892peso.html
> > 
> > 
> > (*istDS with 16-45 mm DA zoom.)
> > 
> > 
> > The image is a bit small to read the text so, for those into
> existentialism, here
> > it is:
> > 
> > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1370864/IMGP8892part.jpg
> 
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