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    Hi Ashish
    Here, you say “a new foundation in which collections—rather than objects—are the most fundamental entities“.
    My question is does my perceiving a certain collection to be a certain object make it to be so? For eg., consider a slab of wood – I can see it as a chair and choose to sit on it, someone may see it as a table and use it to put things on it etc. So what is that piece of wood – a table or a chair or both?
    A similar conundrum appears in Mahabharata in the Krishna lifting the wheel incident. Some argue it was a weapon and some say it wasn’t. How is that conflict resolved?

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    Please read this post in full: “The Sāñkhya claim is that the possibility of being used to cut vegetables, to tighten a screw, to hurt somebody, and infinite other use cases, are objectively present in the knife. Our desire only ‘selects’ one of these possibilities, and doesn’t ‘create’ them.”

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