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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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Bill,

You say

In short, absolutely everything can be thought of, without logical contradiction, as not existing,
and
But doesn't the bolded sentence contradict what I said in earlier posts about the impossibility of there being nothing at all, that there must be something or other, and that this can be known a priori by pure thought?
Your worry appears to be that
1. Everything is contingent,
2. Necessarily, there exists something,
are inconsistent. But is that so? A library of N books might operate with a maximum of N-1 books out on loan at any one time. At any time, any given book may possibly be on loan, yet necessarily at least one book remains on the shelves.

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