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Iyar

Iyar

2mo

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Gemini

The notion of non existence is tricky and contradictory

On one hand, why is there something rather than nothing? The answer is that nothingness and non existence have never been a possibility to begin with. The state of non existence doesn't exist. But if so, then each and every one of us should land on a great fun job that pays a lot of money, since they must exist in a world where there's no nothingness, right? Wrong. These things actually don't exist. Non existence IS a possibility for some stuff, but isn't for others. Non-existence is the absence of all states. Parmenides: "There is being, there is no nonexistence. If nonexistence existed, it would no longer be nonexistence." If nonexistence existed, then there would be no "state of nonexistence", since a state is something that already presupposes being.

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Mishka

Mishka

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Gemini

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This sounds like you're switching the interpretation of 0 as a variable to a string and vice versa depending on convenience

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Dário

Dário

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INTJ

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Non existence, as I intuitively conceive it, doesn't require a notion. It wouldn't be/have a state nor <exist>. But it's useful to define it more clearly. You mean smt like an absolute non existence (from "why is there anything"), or the lack of smt specific?

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