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Is it possible to give what we don't have?


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#31 yournotalone84

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:03 PM

Humph, the government does that all the time...

bahahaha so true
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#32 speed

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:50 AM

Is it possible to give what we don't have?

No and yes, it all depenting on the sitsuation.
A simple anwer: no. B))

Edited by speed, 06 December 2008 - 02:51 AM.

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#33 tonyo

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:35 AM

I do not think it is solved yet.

Please define"gives his cash with sorrow". I'll restate it. Gives his cash WHILE FEELING SORROW. no paradox.
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#34 whackptu

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

He did not give "cash with sorrow" because:

1. He only gave cash, if he gave both, the receiver must be the one with sorrow and not him.
2. He didn't have sorrow because he was happy with the situation that he had the money. When he gave the money, he became sorrowful not because he gained sorrow but because he lost happiness. Sorrow is not the replacement of happiness but rather the absence of happiness.
3. So the story was a fallacy, because what he gave was "cash" and the "happiness that is attached to the cash" that's why the recipient must have felt "happy" because of the "cash". He on the other hand lost "cash", and lost "happiness" thus with the absence of "happiness" felt "sorrow".

My two cents' worth...
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#35 Lightbeam

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:55 PM

Just curious...
Spoiler for Possible Solution of this paradox
hehe. I think it just may work.
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#36 displayname

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:53 PM

well I think he can can give something he doesn't have as long as he pays it off like a loan, plus is the though that counts.
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#37 Shawty

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:09 PM

it is possible to give what you don't have.
if you are rich you have plenty. it is possible to give what you dont have. you can give nothing.
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#38 bricksandsparrows

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

Of course it's a play on words. He gives the cash with (not 'along with') sorrow.

But if you wanted to entertain the idea that he could actully pass along sorrow with the csh...

"...he doesn't have the cash with sorrow, so he gives what he doesn't have."
This is not true.
Having the sorrow is like HAVING an idea. The sorrow is a condition generated by the act of giving away his money. Thus, when he gives away his money he aquires sorrow and is free to do what he wants with it.
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#39 benpon8317

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 02:20 AM

yes, give him nothing for you have nothing
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#40 Mayki

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:30 PM

Is it possible to give what we don't have? - Back to the Paradoxes

Sophist: "Yes. Greedy man gives his cash with sorrow. However, he doesn't have the cash with sorrow, so he gives what he doesn't have."


focusing on the question, here are some real life situations to answer the question.

1.
Spoiler for Makes sense don't it?


2.
Spoiler for My Favorite


3.
Spoiler for Mathematics?


4.
Spoiler for Wordplay?


5.
Spoiler for one more thing...


So basically, the answer is:
Yes, so long as it is not a physical object. Unless #3 counts.
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