Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Collection, or Community? Obama the Anti-nominalist

Nominalists believe in collections, not communities, because they reject universals.  What follows is the clearest statement  against nominalism that I have heard from any politician.

"I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America." 
- President Barack Obama

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