Originally posted by eatmybishop
can someone give me a definition of something that is, without a shadow of a doubt, real?
First you start with existence.
i.e. existence exists. This is to say nothing of the nature of existance, just that it is. And know this: Existence is all that exists, nothing can exist outside existence therefore nothing can create existence.
I think the next axiom is: A is A
This is not to say anything of the nature of A, just that A can't suddenly be a B.
...and you just keep going from there.