I could say that there is no reality beyond my conceptual horizon…
Let’s just take this fragment of a sentence, JL, and take a closer look at it.
Let's say that you could indeed say that...and let's suppose that the thought expressed there happens, by chance, to be the way things really are. Suppose that there is NO REALITY (no objective REALITY) beyond your conceptual horizon.
Now…get that thought completely in mind before going on. I’m actually asking you to go back and read the preamble thoughts again…and reflect on them before reading further:
Okay! Now assuming that is the way things are…
…do you understand that means that THE OBJECTIVE REALITY is that there is NO REALITY beyond your conceptual horizon.
In that scenario…THAT BECOMES THE OBJECTIVE REALITY.
If that is so…no subjective considerations about it can change it. The objective reality is that the REALITY depends upon your conceptual horizon.
That is why I say the concept “there is no objective REALITY’ is definitionally impossible.
Even the situation of “no objective Reality is possible”…IS THE OBJECTIVE REALITY.
But of course, that is a definitionally illogical situation.
Can only go over this so many times. I think Fresco sees the truth in this and cannot reasonably counter it. He is wedded to the argument from authority…and the notion that here in this thread doubt has been thrown on the overall argument is impossible for him even to contemplate.
Think it over, JL…and I suspect you will see that the logic is impeccable. Perhaps you can even master the notion and be able to present it in a more coherent form that I am able.
The notion that there is no objective reality is not only an affront to a casual logical glance…it is, by definition, impossible. It is an absolutely implacable object meeting an absolutely irresistible force; it is God making a rock so heavy He cannot lift it.
Consider it carefully and see where it leads you.