Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Names, Identity, and Existence
In the discussion on Tuesday, I was reminded of a note I read somewhere a while ago. I believe that a question came up that related identity to a persons or things name - I think that this question can be reversed in an interesting way. That is, if something can not be named, does it exist? There are of course things that are not yet named, because we do not know about them - but once we do, they CAN be named. Is there anything that can exist but cannot be named? Theoretically, there might be things that are never discovered by science - but then can't they be named "those things not discovered"?