Dvaita and Sophistry - Part 2(Reality and Unreality)
shrao at NYX.NET
Fri Mar 14 17:51:06 CST 2003
On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, kalyan chakravarthy wrote:
> >Try the dictionary, which defines difference as "the quality of being
> >unlike or dissimilar," etc. If you are using `difference' to mean
> >something else than the standard meaning, (i) you first would have to
> >supply and justify an alternative meaning for it, and (ii) justify your
> >criticisms as carrying over in spite of the non-standard usage.
> The dictionary meaning is useless for evaluation of a concept from the
> philosophical point of view. It just mentions difference as a quality
> without telling where that quality is held.
That's fine. Even so, it suffices to show that difference is a quality,
which was the point you questioned.
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