Immaterialitea

  1. This tea tastes sweet to me. (Empirically self-evident)
  2. Any taste is either a property of the thing tasted or of the taster’s experience. (DISPUTABLE)
  3. The tea’s sweetness is either a property of the tea or of my experience of the tea. (1,2)
  4. Nothing physical has a secondary quality (taste, color, smell, etc.) as a property. (Principle of modern science)
  5. Sweetness is a secondary quality. (Corollary of 4)
  6. Nothing physical has sweetness as a property. (4,5)
  7. Tea is physical. (Self-evident)
  8. Tea does not have sweetness as a property. (6,7)
  9. The tea’s sweetness is a property of my experience of the tea. (3,8)
  10. My experience of the tea is not physical. (6,9)
  11. Something non-physical exists. (10)
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