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Before language communicates ideas, it gives them form, makes them clear, and
in fact makes them what they are. Whatever has a name is an object for thought.
Without words, sense experience is only a flow of impressions, as subjective as ...
All these patterns are imposed on our experience by language. We think, as we
speak, in terms of objects and their relations. But the process of breaking up our
sense experience in this way, making reality conceivable, memorable,
Experience, already reduced to a swarm of impressions, is ringed round for each
one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever
pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be ...
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This is a freshman level college anthology. Any anthology of course suffers from having to include too much, to having to exclude other items. This one seems quite workable. Read full review
THE NECESSITY FOR THINKING
John Henry Newman
THE RIGHT USE OF LANGUAGE
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