Monday, November 13, 2006

2.0124 If all objects are given then therewith all possible states of affairs are also given.

So the relation between objects and states of affairs is logical. States of affairs are like jigsaw puzzles, objects like their pieces. Logic is concerned with the combinatorial possibilities of jigsaw puzzle pieces, their form one might say. It is not concerned with other ("external") properties of these pieces. And a jigsaw puzzle piece is only a jigsaw puzzle piece if it actually is a piece from a jigsaw puzzle, as distinct from, say, a bit of wood that someone has cut with a jigsaw to look like a puzzle piece. That is to say, objects (pieces) are dependent on states of affairs (puzzles) for their being (-as-puzzle-pieces, I take it).

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