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Sunday, September 16, 2018

What is a thing?


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What is a thing? Here is my definition:


A thing is a physical object, event, thought, attribute or transcendental entity


I believe that 'thing' is one of the most expansive concepts. If you look around your room, you will see nothing but things. Everything that has physical matter is a thing. Also every attribute is a thing regardless of how abstract it is. I also consider mental objects as things. For example, if you imagine eating ice cream, the imagination in your head is a thing even though it's not a physical object.



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