BloodRider Posted December 4, 2015 Share Posted December 4, 2015 OAR,To the best of my knowledge you are correct I can't show "existence" of an idea in the sense you are limiting the concept to. Apologies that I missed your direct question. I still believe ideas have a form of "existence" if not concrete "reality". If not doesn't that imply that consciousness itself is illusory and has no real "existence"?Conciousness is an emergent property from a group of related physical properties. So too are many things: for instance the US Economy. I would no more deny that conciousness exists than deny the US economy exists. But both are still an abstraction. And just because I can't tell you what the average interest rate on Home equity loans will be by watching every transaction in the market, it doesn't mean I get to proscribe some extraphysical agency outside the aggregation of each individual transaction. (Although, many do. You can find them at Mises.org.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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