There is no Spoon


Whoever saw the matrix might not have understood this:

Spoon Boy: “Do not try and bend the spoon; that is impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.”

Let us consider a world in which existence manifests in three distinct aspects:

Property ~ some measurable and defining character present in some entities and not others.
Entity ~ some unique coexistence of properties identifiable by its unique relations with other entities.
Relation ~ some conceptual linkage between properties and entities, or between entities alone.

Of this world we may state two things:

1. Insofar as the world is objectively real, only property has objective reality. Entity can be seen as a mere conceptualization of property relations that have meaning only in the conceiving mind.

2. Insofar as the world is subjectively real, only relation has subjective reality. We can perceive property only through the filter of entity and comprehend entity only within the measure of relation.

There exist those properties necessary in combination to create the subjective impression of a spoon; there exist those relations with other conceptual entities that require us to posit a spoon.

Spoon Boy: “There is no spoon. ”


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