Everything that exists is a compound.

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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 03:24 am
According to my rationale, the knowledge that everything exists is a compound, is " a priori " justified.
That means, all particulars - things,entities, objects, artifacts - which are artificial, are firstly conceived as compounds and then as singles, and that is, because, no particulars can be " a priori " justified.
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2010 02:31 pm
@diamantis,
diamantis;168474 wrote:
According to my rationale, the knowledge that everything exists is a compound, is " a priori " justified.
That means, all particulars - things, objects, artifacts - which are artificial, are firstly conceived as compounds and then as singles, and that is, because, no particulars can be " a priori " justified.


This is interesting. I can only respond with my own related idea, which is that the mind only thinks in terms of unities -- a priori. We can see a book as one book or as many chapters. We can see a chapter as one chapter or as many sentences. And so on. It's something like a zoom lens.

So everything thing that is complex, having several properties, would be a unified compound. But then one could project/consider the unity of the components involved, and one can then look at the components as compounds.

Perhaps the minimal unity is the concept of nothingness, which is a unified absence of properties, or the negation of all properties exception the un-negatable a priori intuition/concept of unity.
 
 

 
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