if it makes you feel any better, I have heard of the name and have also seen her. what I have yet to do is link the name to the face, and do I really have to? It is not like I need the personal information of the eye-candy I'm ogling. If that is the case, why don't I go the full nine miles, and ask them to submit a resume before I start stalking.
Whoa, did I miss a turn or something, how did we end up discussing philosophy?
alright I'll follow.
firstly you are right in that. "Knowing what a person looks like is not dependent on your acknowledgment of their existence." Acknowledging their existence must be established first before we can even begin to discuss names and looks. for example sake if someone approached you and asked you point blank "Who is John Galt?" you probably wouldn't stop to contemplate the physical ramifications of whether or not he actually exists, and if you actually did you would come to the conclusions that he probably doesn't, you would most likely make the mental jump to assuming his existence and then respond with something along the lines of "sorry, I don't know him."
are you attempting to associate trivia to forming an awareness of the individual? it is not necessary to know what someone dose to establish that they exist. knowing whether someone is a famous movie star or baseball player is as irrelevant to establishing if they actual exist, as knowing what they look like. After all trivia dose means pointless information.
so to sum up: If I was of the mentality that she didn't exist, I wouldn't have looked up her name.
But no, you missed the point, which was that you do not have to know what a person looks like in order to know they exist. Especially because I find it hard to fathom that knowing Audrey Hepburn for anything else was possible.
Knowing something about someone and accepting their existence are two very different things. you know stuff about John Galt, and are of the mind frame that he doesn't exist. Yet you know nothing of me, and I'm willing to bet it hasn't crossed your mind to doubt my existence.
Likewise I don't need to know anything about Audrey Hepburn to accept that she exists.
Audrey Hepburn on one end, Orlando Bloom on the other, ME in the middle! Life is indeed, good. Betty Paige with a paddle. David Bowie in a ball gag, Gina Lollobrigida in chains, ...
Oh, dear. I'll shut up, now,...