Ex nihilism cum ex nihilit

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Ex nihilism cum ex nihilit

From Jeffery LeMieux

Published before 2005


Jeffery LeMieux wrote:
Exactly, Mr.Ross, but WHY? I believe Modernism and all its corollaries arise from the urge to be dispassionately OBJECTIVE, to assume NOTHING. Of course what has escaped them is that when you assume nothing, your necessary conclusion is that nothing exists. Glad to see that some have escaped that trap.

Leading Mark Strutt to ask:
What do you mean by exist?

Mark,

What I mean by "exist" is beingness, thingness, reality Something that doesn't exist has none of those qualities and is better described as fiction or illusion with no connection to the set of things that exist.

When you assume nothing in order to be completely objective, then there is no way to avoid concluding nothing. Which is another way of saying that you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything. (Like modern art.)

Jeffery