What is being referred to here is a casual mode in everyday life, of observing new things. Say you visit your friend’s locality and house and come across various things. What will come to your mind commonsensically, first, upon seeing each of those things? No computer can come up with such things (comments).
PRINCIPLE : The fact that something exists, brings to mind commonsensically,
a) an implication relating to what that thing is meant for IF that (what it is meant for) is of uni-possibility, or b) some implication relating to a uni-possibility path of the existence of that thing, if there is such for the same.
(Theoretically speaking, anything connected to that thing can come to mind.)
– When uni-possibilities are being spoken about here, it means that the fringe possibilities are ignored. An example of commonsensical uni-possibility – A moving car seen from the front implies there is fuel in it and not that someone or some machine is pushing it forward from behind. After all, a commonsense certainty is never 100%.
Examples of Part (a) of the Principle –
- Book – Suppose you see a book lying on the bed in his room. Relevant implication statements would be – who’s reading this? / Oh, you into reading? / etc.
Lets see this in the light of the principle. Firstly, what exists is a book. (Note – you just see a book, and not identify it). There is a uni-possibility about what a book is meant for – it is reading (apart from fringe possibilities like being used as a mouse-pad). So there is an implication relating to that, that comes to mind – they are the relevant implication statements like – who’s reading it? OR Oh, you into reading and all? Theoretically, anything connected to a book, or that book can come to mind, which would be irrelevant in the human real-world context, like say – when did you buy this book? What is the cost of this book? Imagine saying these as the first things to your friend upon seeing a book lying on the bed in his room while you are visiting his house!
2. Fridge – Here, forget the ‘visiting the friend’s house’-context. In general contexts, mostly when you will see a fridge it will come to your mind that there is some cold stuff inside. Be it if you are thirsty at home or at a party. Or even while opening a fridge, that will be the first thing you will become aware of. Here, the thing that exists is a fridge. There is a uni-possibility about what a fridge is meant for – cooling things. So that is what comes to mind. Again, theoretically, anything connected to a fridge can come to mind.
3. Prayer temple – Move back to the context of visiting the friend’s house. You see a praying temple in a room. One of the relevant implication statements would be – Oh, so you guys are all theists? OR so, who’s the theist in here? etc. Here, some implication relating to the uni-possibility of what the thing (praying temple) is meant for (worshipping God), is spoken about.
Examples of Part (b) of the Principle –
- Laptop – You see an expensive high-end laptop. Here the thing that exists is an expensive laptop. Now, there isn’t a uni-possibility about what a laptop is meant for – it is used for various things like documents, movies, surfing the internet, chatting etc. So there is nothing on that front. However, there can be a comment like – this guy’s rich! Now see carefully. This implication pertains to the existence/creation of an expensive laptop, and there is a uni-possibility path of the same because there is only one way the laptop can exist – buying it, (other than the fringe possibilities of borrowing, stealing etc.) So buying the expensive laptop is the uni-possibility path of the existence of the laptop. And an implication comes to mind relating to the aspect of buying it.
- Tree – You enter his locality and say see lots of trees. One of the relevant implication statements could be – so you have planted a lot in here! Here the statement is an implication related to planting. Now planting a tree is a uni-possibility path of a tree’s existence since it bears a bijective one-to-one relation with the existence of a tree. So there is an implication statement related to that.