Signs Of Signs • 3

Re: Michael HarrisLanguage About Language

And if we don’t, who puts us away?

One’s answer, or at least one’s initial response to that question will turn on how one feels about formal realities.  As I understand it, reality is that which persists in thumping us on the head until we get what it’s trying to tell us.  Are there formal realities, forms that drive us in that way?

Discussions like these tend to begin by supposing we can form a distinction between external and internal.  That is a formal hypothesis, not yet born out as a formal reality.  Are there formal realities that drive us to recognize them, to pick them out of a crowd of formal possibilities?

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