Discuss Nothing! TUES, FEB 18, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - On the Border

Come relax with friends after a day of productive work.

New members and first-timers are welcome! If you are new to NTOS and are looking for a chance to introduce yourself or find out more about us, this event is perfect for you!  We would be very glad to meet you!

This time, I'd like to discuss:

(1) What is the difference between a concept and a proper name?  Can a proper name have a definition?   Can a proper name refer to a group of entities?  What about time as a context for identifying a classification of entities or a specific entity?  And what's the difference between a proper noun and proper name, anyways?  Let's consider examples, such as: (a) island and Maui; (b) archipelago and Hawaiian Islands; (c) continent and Pangaea; (d) empire and Roman Empire; (e) philosophy and Objectivism; (f) society and NTOS.

(2) But if nothing is better than talking about concepts and proper names, which concept did man invent first: nothing or God?  What could be the definition of "nothing"?  What could be the definition of God?  Is God a proper name?  What could it mean when a religion states God created the universe?  From what?  Nothing?

God, nothing is better than talking about nothing!

Old Toad

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  • Desiree

    Fun discussion! Had a great time . . .hope to see you all again soon! :)

    February 19

  • Desiree

    I actually think I'll be able to make it this time . . . looking forward to seeing you all then.

    1 · February 17

  • Desiree

    “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”― Ayn Rand

    By exercising your freedom to pick a topic, you're asking and expecting something--which is nothing; or are you asking and expecting nothing, which is really something?

    Well, if I'm free to discuss nothing, I will be there--but since Tuesdays are late working days for me, I wouldn't depend on it. ;)

    2 · February 13

    • Old T.

      I will check around regarding the possibility of changing future weeknight events back to Wednesdays to make it easier for you to attend.

      1 · February 13

    • Desiree

      That would be great, and I appreciate your willingness to do that--thank you so much! :)

      February 13

  • Old T.

    I added a couple more examples to discuss. I had nothing better to do.

    2 · February 13

  • Almeta

    Ah, what is there to say! It is what it is - Nothing after all - not a something, an absence! Fun! Will there anything but silence?

    2 · February 13

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