In a message dated 2000:09:02 5:43:44 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

>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.

    and ... "The map is not the territory."


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