The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"

Does Meaning Exist?

"Nominalism" is a centuries-old philosophical faith according to which "universals" exist only in our mind and language. We tend to assign them a reality of their own when, in reality, they are just conventions used by our minds and our language.

At the other end of the spectrum, Plato claimed that ideas exist in a world of their own, independent of our material world.

 


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