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however we agree to symbolize referents).] noted p. 84/fn. [In the case of the florin, to “this cone that I see, whose base is the florin, is both round and elliptical.” Here the sign, namely, the cone, may be interpreted as signifying either an elliptical cross-section, i.e. normal section, or a circular oblique section.]: I cannot see as a cone a cone whose apex is supposed to be seen by another to be in my eye. This confounds my vision with the other’s vision of me seeing. p. 88/17-19 [Symbols may contain necessary parts, e.g., the negative, and words like ‘the’ and ‘which’, which themselves have no specific referents.] noted p. 92/14-16 [‘The King of England’ and ‘the owner of Buckingham Palace’ have the same referent. They do not however symbolize the same reference.] noted p. 98/7-17 [But language, though oft spoken of as a medium of communication, is best regarded as an instrument; and all instruments are extensions, or refinements, of our senseorgans. The telescope, the telephone, the microscope, the microphone, and the galvanometer are, like the monocle or the eye itself, capable of distorting, that is, of introducing new relevant members into the context of our signs, so do manipulative instruments extend the scope of the motor activities.] noted p. 99/22-29 [Linguistic fictions occur in two ways, either through a misunderstanding of the function of symbolic accessories … or through hyposttization of such connective structural machinery as ‘or’, ‘if’, ‘not’, etc. to which only logicians are prone.] ‘as ‘or’ … are prone’ noted p. 99/31-100/1 [There is a group of words, such as ‘conception’, ‘perception’, ‘exitation’, which have been a perpetual source of controversy since the distinction between happenings inside and happenings outside the skin was first explicitly recognized. Processes of perceiving caused in an interpreter by the action on him of external objects haven been commonly called ‘perceptions’.] ‘and happenings … recognized’ noted; after the words ‘skin’ and ‘percieving’: See p. 81. p. 100/15-17 [A transcendental world of ‘concepts’ has therefore been envisaged by philosophers;]: asaπkhata; paññatti p. 100/24-26 [In discussions of method or of mental processes, ‘concepts’ or abstract references may, of course, be themselves talked


Early Writings (Seeking the Path - Ñāṇavīra Thera)  

Part B includes two early essays (Nibbana and Anatta and Sketch for a Proof of Rebirth) as well as notes from a Commonplace Book and Margina...