July 12, 2015 by Zerub Roberts
There are no holes. Just pockets of non-existence. Hole’s aren’t things. They aren’t entities with identities – they have no causal influences on other things anymore than numbers or Santa Claus.
To say ‘that’s a hole in the wall’, is like saying ‘There’s a Mr. No-one in the other room’. Referring to ‘that hole over there in the cup’ is giving an existential quantifier to a region of spacial discontinuity, which is simply absurd.
Take color for example. Colors don’t really exist. They aren’t out there, in the real world. Our brain creates color inside our heads – which makes it a secondary property of the object rather than a primary one like mass, density etc. Similarly, holes don’t exist – our language necessitates treating them as if they actually do. But in fact, they don’t.
What’s the solution? –
To maintain logical rigor, treat them as ‘holed-objects’ rather than objects with holes (which connotes the existence of two things – 1. the object and 2. the hole that comes with object.)
This would accurately treat holes as a predicate, rather than an entity.
That’s just one view about holes.
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