Here are two arguments why ideas are not themselves bodies. First, before God created, he knew all that he would make. If ideas are bodies, than bodies would have existed in God from eternity. Second, we can imagine a closet filled with clothing (shirts, pants, etc.). The closet does not know what is in it. … Continue reading Why Ideas are not Bodies
Words are not first to little children, but sound. They are thrust, in media res, into a world of sounds. But those sounds they hear spoken by men and women are actually words, though the child does not experience them as such. Yet the cause and reason a child is hearing sound is that adults are … Continue reading Words vs. Sounds: Elements or Wholes?