„I've never had any intentions about anything. That's why I am where I am today, which is neither here nor there, in a literal sense.“

Fonte: Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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Contexto: I am using the word "perceive". I am using it here in such a way that to say of an object that it is perceived does not entail saying that it exists in any sense at all. And this is a perfectly correct and familiar usage of the word. If there is thought to be a difficulty here, it is perhaps because there is also a correct and familiar usage of the word "perceive", in which to say of an object that it is perceived does carry the implication that it exists.

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