I remember reading a book (or a paper) some time ago, that had a line somewhat like this:

There are good arguments for Meinongianism. They just don't exist.

Now, I find this very funny and find myself telling this joke often. But I cannot, for the life of me, recall where I came across this line. If you know of a book or a paper that has this line—or something akin to it, for I might be misremembering—please, do share the reference with me.

A google search did not yield any results, unfortunately. This prompts me to think that I am misremembering the quote. Nevertheless, the idea of the joke seems clear. So, any leads?

  • I didn't google and I didn't bing. Nothing ta report! 😀
    – Hudjefa
    Jul 10, 2023 at 17:24

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From what I can tell, you appear to be recalling this discourse:

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This was a little bit of trouble to find (I tried Googling "joke about meinongianism" and it gave no results directly, but luckily the disquoted follow-up gave the above result instead).

  • 2
    Lovely joke, lovely find
    – Rushi
    Jul 10, 2023 at 17:52
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    Yes, this is it! Thank you so much! :)
    – snofelet
    Jul 11, 2023 at 14:24

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