The dead and the still not dead

Abandoned thoughts(continued)

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.


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