[lit-ideas] Re: Back to Popper (and further back to Hume)

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:53:29 +0000 (GMT)

--- joerg benesch <jgruel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Meanwhile, in the unboxed world, it's obvious all real swans are white: 
> a black swan isn't a swan.

Ah - a definitional argument according to which a black swan is
(definitionally) a logically impossible occurence. What boxed-in tripe.


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