[ about Being ]
"How comes the world to be here at all
instead of the nonentity which might be imagined in its place?
Not only that anything should be, but that this very thing should be, is mysterious!
Philosophy stares, but brings no reasoned solution,
for from nothing to being there is no logical bridge."
James, William (1842 – 1910):
Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy (1911),
University of Nebraska Press 1996:
Chapter III THE PROBLEM OF BEING, pp. 39-40.
- 05/03/2016 #2Tiina Holli#1 " Not only that anything should be, but that this very thing should be, is mysterious! " says William James (1842-1910) and in your case ... well, I am so glad that this very thing appeared to be your entity ... Anyway, seriously, if we have you there, and then we can easily imagine a non-entity in its (yours) place, then how come are you ? instead of not ? (let's skip your mom and dad part) It is all quite apparent - but the fact - the link between these two " facts " is missing - because ( as James says ) there is no logic - why are we ? instead of not ?Reply