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With that said I would argue that many things you claim do not exist actually do exist, just in a different capacity. For example we don't have an objective proof for "fortune," but I think we all have a subjective understanding of the concept. I don't think just because something can only be understood subjectively you can claim that it doesn't exist.
I actually just had an argument with someone over this very concept today. We were arguing about how to define reason because defining reason... my counterpart defined reason as both our ability to form judgements and the totality of our beliefs. I argued that defining reason as a set of beliefs is misguided because reason is an example of verbalism as you have described. I said reason is only the process by which we form our beliefs, but it does not include our beliefs.
This distinction is important because starting with the wrong conception of reason leads to flawed epistemological conclusions even if your logical reasoning is sound.
The context of our argument was about the relationship between faith and reason. My counterpart argued that since belief is a part of reason, faith is also a necessary component of reason. I would argue that reason and faith should be kept separate because no logical or scientific reasoning can justify religion or belief in God's existence; only religious experiences such as miracles, visions, and spiritual experiences, or trusting in the word of those who have experienced these can serve as justification for belief in God.
But anyways this debate about God is not the fact I am trying to debate here, I'm just trying to show the significance of the errors that people commit through verbalism.
To illustrate further: when we go for a walk, we never actually go for something called a “walk”. There is only ever us walking—what walks is the only thing that exists in this instance—and the image we create in our mind which indicates to the memory that between this time and that time we were walking,
So much has been discussed about things that don't exist, and not enough about that which does.
There is just 'walking' yet there is an idea that 'something' walks. A thing is an object, insofar as it can be seen and touched and is external to the subject.
There are words but what 'things' are there?
I said that I believe they lead to ontological difficulties, and the faith in things that don't exist.
Individuals believe in things because they think they are a thing.
There are no things - there is absolutely nothing.
There is only ever what is actually happening - it is never a thing.