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Is it possible to find the opposite of any given "thing"

In addition to David Gudeman's answer which questions the validity of premise 3, I would also question the validity of premise 1. Things in the real world (and in any reasonably interesting ...
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Is it possible to find the opposite of any given "thing"

It isn't the case that every property has an opposite, and even if everything did have an opposite, that wouldn't guarantee that every object has a corresponding object with all properties opposite. ...
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Is it possible to find the opposite of any given "thing"

There is a problem with the premise 3. Take for the example of the property (not containing an elephant) that is true of some room or house or instant of time. there is an infinite number of ...
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Is it possible to find the opposite of any given "thing"

A property of is a measurable quality of a thing. Measurable qualities can be categorical (2 to N categories) or continuous (having infinitely gradated possible values). The term 'opposite' implies a ...
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Is it possible to find the opposite of any given "thing"

Although it is possible to take any term X and imagine its anti-term, just by prefixing "anti-" to X, this is not the same as having a distinct opposite of every term. For one, not only are &...
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Is it possible to find the opposite of any given "thing"

Premisse 1 sounds more like a definition, not like a statement. But it doesn't make clear whether or not mathematical things, like numbers, are "things" too -- don't they have properties? ...
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Mind independence/dependence and objective/intersubjective/subjective existence

You are incorrect in your distinguishment between the objectivity of the physical world and ideas. That “ there is a black 1969 ford mustang over there” is ALSO only intersubjectively agreed upon. ...
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Mind independence/dependence and objective/intersubjective/subjective existence

Remember there are two core Aristotelian categories in philosophy: physika (essentially, experience) and meta ta physika (essentially, reason). Only what is physical/empirical (what we experience with ...
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