On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM, <cassidy@xxxxxxxxx>
Wandering far off topic, ergo changing the topic from 'Truth':
A comment on the comment of Doug F.:
>> However, one would stretch to come up with what
>"an instance of the
>> planet Venus" would be.
This touches on an ontological issue that concerns me for several reasons: possible worlds.
Consider the planet Venus in each of the Sci-Fi novels in which the planet is described - it can have different properties, therefore is in fact a different individual.
That is *far* from clear. Suppose in one story it simply lacks a single grain of sand that it actually has. I'm certainly not inclined to say it is a different individual.