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What is the absolutely smallest (nontrivial) philosophy? Perhaps something built upon nothingness — the mathematical empty set symbolized by φ or {}, from which all numbers are derived? Alternatively, a system starting with everything, the entire spacetime universe(s)? Or derived from a single pointlike here-and-now, this very instant? Could it be raw-existentialist, like theologian Paul Tillich's "Eternal Now" or John Robinson's "being-itself"?

Zen again, maybe not!

(cf. No Concepts At All (2001-02-22), Joy of Sets (2010-06-25), Core Buddhism (2011-10-17), ...) - ^z - 2012-10-24