„Theories
Are the things and neither idealism
nor religions, nor histories
nor slogans.
The complexity of things themselves, that's what
theories are... The thing exists without showing itself,
entirely, it
does nor appear, theory is the
thing.“

CF 63; p. 111

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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