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DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:

> From: "Yoon Ha Lee"
>
> > Hmm.  Can we know something we can't put into words?  I know I've had the
> > *sensation* of knowing something that then took me several minutes, or
> > even several hours to articulate in words.
>
> I should think religions and philosophies work heavily on the premise that
> language has just these sorts of limits.

Indeed. Zhuangzi, 2400 years before Saussure, said (I paraphrase):  "You point
at the moon with your finger, but you don't confuse your finger for the moon."
That is, the world is not just the system by which we categorize and encapsulate
the things we see around us.

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Tom Wier   |     "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."
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