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phenomena’ u/l: Again, this is a mistake. p. 584/21-22 [I do not mean that ideas, being inside my head, can not also and at once be found outside it.]: Again, all we have ‘in our heads’ is brains, or perhaps a headache. But not ideas. p. 591/1-2 [… a lingering scruple still forbids us to believe that reality can ever be purely rational.]: It is not. p. 591/6-7 [That the glory of this world in the end is appearance leaves the world more glorious …] ‘is appearance’ u/l: It is not appearance as opposed to Reality. p. 519/8-10 [… but the sensuous curtain is a deception and a cheat, if it hides some colourless movement of atoms …] ‘it hides’ u/l: It does not hide anything. p. 592/n.5 [As, however, there is verifiable activity on our side, we can hardly get rid of the problem by leaving the presence of activity on the other side doubtful. The true answer is that there is one joint activity on both sides.]: This is right. p. 594/n.15 [Now an idea, as an idea, in not an event …]: The notion of ‘event’ is vicious. An ‘event’ can only be a change, never a thing. There cannot be a continuous sequence of ‘events’. p. 599/38-40 [The general solution of the problem raised by the essence of inference is found, I think, so far as logic is concerned, in the double nature of the object.] ‘in … object’ u/l: Yes—as dhamma & saπkhårå. p. 600/5-7 [… the object not only is itself, but is also contained as an element in a whole; and it is itself, we must add, only as being so contained.]: Good. p. 600/14-15 [… that which mediates and necessitates its advance is implied within its own self.]: Yes. p. 606/10-20 [There is … a whole … which in every case is presupposed. Are we to say then that this whole already contains every possible arrangement and succession of arrangements, so that the conclusion of our inference both is and was? Shall we on the contrary, denying this, hold that space and time alter, so that, when our construction in fact happens and is there, our conclusion, then and on this, becomes true and real? Or shall we, thirdly, attempt to maintain both theses at once, though how to bring them together without contradiction we do not know?]: Both, I think, and they can be brought together. p. 606/40-607/1 [… the known nature of space and time …] u/l: This is


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