Referent, real and unreal

Concepts (thought) refer to referents that are ontologically existent or non-existent. By extension, language has the power to do so. The mistake is to think something has a positive ontological status just because it can be thought or spoken of. Thoughts and verbalizations are not identical to the real things, let alone the unreal ones.

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