Saturday, August 12, 2006

Abelard on Chimaera

"...even when there exists no golden castle, I can truly answer, "I want a golden castle," i.e. I have such a want. Likewise one can answer to "What are you ideating?" "I am ideating a chimera," even when nothing is a chimera. Therefore, when I ideate a chimera, even if there is no thing which I ideate, still I ideate something."

(Logica Petitioni Sociorum)

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