I could imagine that I had no body, and that there was no world nor any place that I occupied

Speculative abstraction fluffed in the direction of the intellectual denial of empirical reality is one of the key methodological elements of philosophical idealism. The procedure is similar to the movement of abstraction used in elementary geometry when you deny finity to the line or thickness to the plane. This is what Kwame Nkrumah was after in his observation about the non-existing cow.


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