Friday, April 20, 2007

3.3421 A particular way of symbolizing may be unimportant, but it is always important that this is a possible way of symbolizing. And it is like this in philosophy generally: the particular proves unimportant time and again, but the possibility of each particular gives us an insight into the essence of the world.

What matters is not what happens to be so, but the possibilities. These constitute the essence of the world that we are concerned with. So these are what matter to the philosopher. Nothing really new here, despite the exciting reference to gaining information or clarity on the essence of the world.

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