in the light of / two states
(scan glitch; cropped to remove operator's ghost finger; levels 50 1.00 255)
in the accidental vicinity of
Donald McLean (1839-1903 *), “The treatment of fractures in the light of advanced histology and pathology” (Department of Railway Surgery), The International Journal of Surgery 7:10 (October 1894) : 274-276
University of Michigan copy, digitized October 16, 2009
from which —
the hazy realm of dreamland
this state of uncertainty *
In its nascent state, feeling is indistinguishable from sensation. At the outset, an odour and an idea awaken similarly. The onset of consciousness is quantitative, intensive.
Everything relating to feeling requires the existence of two states, the vague and the specific, the co-existence of the two states and the passage between one and the other.
Paul Valéry, Cahiers/Notebooks (Stimpson et al, eds., 2000) : 1:384 (on Affectivity)
the existence of two states; ideas; vagueness
Donald McLean; Paul Valéry