proof from logic alone of the immortal nature of the human soul
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(05-13-2012, 03:27 AM)Parmandur Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 03:09 AM)yablabo Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 02:47 AM)Parmandur Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 11:43 PM)yablabo Wrote: This whole discussion has really been a demonstration in poor formation of one's epistemology or criteriology (i.e. major logic).

So, explain again how 4 is an accident.  :grin:

Four is not a being which exists in and of itself; it only exists within another being.  That is the classical demonstration of an accident.

The classic definition of an accident is "a property which has no necessary connection to the essence of the thing being described."

When I say "2 + 2 = 4," of what substance is "4" an accident?

"4" as such is an abstraction, that is to say, a pure form, and eternal and true..

I didn't give the classical definition, but rather a demonstration.  In arithmetic, the whole subject deals with the accident of the unit "one."

One is the substantial or essential term which is then quantified as four when one has four ones.
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