Re: Hypostases (was: Natural Order & Belief)

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:20:18 +1100

On Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 04:32:37PM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Le 21-nov.-06, à 03:42, Tom Caylor a écrit :
> > 1. What is the purpose of this 0-person? What role does it play? As
> > soon as we say it has a purpose or role, we've just instantiated it.
> > Why do you (or Plotinus) think we need it?
> The 0-person is the big whole. It is the "everything". A physicalist
> could say it is the whole UNIverse. A physicalist MW could say: it is
> the whole multiverse. It is something which could only be viewed from
> outside the universe: that is from nowhere.
For anyone who has read my book, it should be obvious that this
0-person view is what I call the 3rd person view in my book. (page 160)
What Bruno is now calling the 3rd person point of view I label 1st
person plural. Bruno is now distinguishing several different types of 1st
person plural viewpoints.
I believe I took an accurate snapshot of the terminological usage at
the time I wrote the book, but terminology in this field does have a
habit of moving on (and so it should).
A/Prof Russell Standish Phone 0425 253119 (mobile)
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