Stratifying data I thought of my father as dead and myself as still alive
Supposing I say this :my father is dead and I am still not dead
The ontology is slightly different
But does it hold in the same context ?
The context here was how people still alive would imagine dead people
Here the context is not whether the people imagining are alive or already dead
The context is how people in the present time and space imagine people belonging to another time and space
(for example ,you ,me, this tumblr man,this listhings man,the possible reader of these thoughts,the painter,the writer of the Social Studies textbook who imagined how the figures of the famous persons looked like based upon the existing photos etc..)
There you are.The still not dead category is hardly relevant in this context.