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p. 158/12-14 p. 165/n.12

p. 166/n.12

p. 166/n.17

p. 173/20-21

p. 187/10 p. 187/24-30

p. 188/1-2 p. 188/2-22

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it presupposes.]: The three principles are not judgements at all, since they are not abstract. They are about the ‘this’. Bradley, I think, has not seen this. [But to hold that what contradicts the real must be real, is a logical mistake which I cannot venture to attribute to Prof. Jevons.]: God end the devil? But what is the real? [… the principle of Excluded Middle … presupposes a disjoined world of incompatibles, and its truth is but relative and limited to Reality taken in the character of such a world. … If we accept the view that no truth is quite true and no error merely false … we must admit that Excluded Middle, however necessary and important, is not true absolutely.]: ? [… the principle that every idea is attributed to Reality … has no special connection with Excluded Middle. And the same thing holds again of the corollary that, where all possibles but one are excluded, the one left is actually real.] noted. [‘False alternative.’ … must mean that Excluded Middle has been assumed to hold outside its own limited sphere, and that hence it does not hold everywhere. … But I agree that it is certainly possible, and sometimes easy, to object wrongly to the legitimate and necessary use of Excluded Middle.]: But surely we cannot exclude self-contradictory notions from the sphere of these principles. [Are universals always more abstract than particulars?]: Agreed. They are not. Abstraction is irrelevant to the question of universals. In the preceding sections the discussion was about adjectivals, which are abstractions; here it is about universals. [But the universal is nothing whatever but an adjective.] u/l: See p. 173. [The true particular … has no continuance, and in space it can not occupy extension. … Such a particular is of course not to be verified in experience.] ‘Such … experience’ u/l: Quite! [The abstract universal and the abstract particular are what does not exist.]: as such. [The concrete particular and the concrete universal both have reality, and they are different names for the individual.

Early Writings (Seeking the Path - Ñāṇavīra Thera)  

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