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24 March 2011 @ 11:06 pm
Plato  
In a discussion about the naming of things, and the idea that there is an ideal chair, somewhere, and each earthly chair is a terrible knockoff of the ideal. There was some discussion on whether changing what you call something changes the way you perceive it, or what it is. 

Laura: And like, (gestures) if I sat on the table, would it be a chair? 
Lisa: If you sat on the table, it'd collapse. ...It's really not a very sturdy table. 
 
 
 
zacepile on April 9th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.