I had a philosophical discussion today with Dennis Bonilla. Dennis put forth the following question, “Is it possible to know all there is to know about the crying game?” His claim is that he does but I say he doesn’t.
This chart is an attempt to at least open his mind to the possibility that he may not know everything there is to know about the crying game because, frankly, it’s impossible.
There is the set of all knowable things in the universe in which two subsets exist: the set of “Things we actually know in the universe” and the set of “All there is to know about the Crying Game”. There is some overlap in those two sets. And there is a set which is “What Dennis knows.” What Dennis knows must exist within “What we know about the Universe” and may include a lot of all there is to know about the crying game. If what Dennis knows expands beyond the current crying game set then that current set will grow.
Dennis argues that there is at least one person who knows all there is to know about the crying game.
Dennis believes the game consists of rules sung by Boy George.
Our discussion is now centered around epistemology and existentialism.
I do not argue that Dennis is a clever man, and can perhaps expand upon what we know about the universe and the crying game, but he can’t know all there is to know.
There are too many unknown unknowns in the crying game.