ink-bottle. quickness, I guess
that thinking-ness and being-thought-ness are not the same... 01
She was drinking her coffee and thinking without words... 02
For I recognise two manners of existence, in mutual opposition or contradistinction, thinkingness and thoughtness 03
I never had the thoughtness. I was so hurt with it. 04
- followed by
“The fact is, that in some cases science and the thing known are the same. In the case of the creative sciences, the essence and the self-realizing end, without the matter, are the object; in that of the theoretic sciences, the object and the thinking. Since, then, in all things that have no matter there is no difference between the object of the intellect and the intellect itself, the two must be the same, and thinking is one with its object.”
ex “Aristotle’s Metaphysics, a translation of the eleventh book, by Thomas Davidson” in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 22:3 (1888) 226-253 (240)
Thomas Davidson (1840-1900), peripatetic philosopher. see wikipedia and (linked there), James A. Good, his “The Development of Thomas Davidson’s Religious and Social Thought,” retitled from “The Value of Thomas Davidson.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40:2 (Spring 2004): 289–318 (here)
- Clarice Lispector, An Apprenticeship, or, The Book of pleasures (1969; Stefan Tobler, trans., 2021) : 96
there ensues a description of that “thinking without words,” an entry into that coffee (“the night is full”), an amniotic swimming, adrift in the thoughtness of the moment —
as my marginalia, and marginalia upon marginalia continued even here, have it.
“...and it is this latter which, when we believe the thought correct or justified, we call phenomenal existence of matter.”
ex John Grote (1813-66), “Sir William Hamilton—Consciousness of matter,” in his Exploratio Philosophica Part I (1865; reissued 1900) : 140
on Grote, see wikipedia
- Patient, to the Examiner’s question, “How came you to be here?”
ex A. W. Hoisholt, M.D. (Stockton, Cal.), “Current Ideas on Aphasia, with studies of an interesting case” in The Archives of Internal Medicine 3 (Chicago, 1909) : 451-466 (459)
more, from same —
D.—Identification of Objects : The patient hardly ever names the object correctly, or identifies it from among a number of names, although he sometimes recollects part of the word or something resembling it; frequently he circumlocutes.
Examiner: Shows patient a key.
Patient: “No sir, it is no medicine, it majiness.”
Examiner shows an ink-bottle.
Patient: “Quickness, I guess, doctor, I should think it was.”
Examiner shows scissors.
Patient: “It will cut the rappa, you can get of that cotta.”
Examiner shows a postage stamp and asks: “Is that a pen-knife, a pencil or a stamp?
Patient: “Well, sir, it was a hipna of the masons, the ridamite of the doctor.”
Examiner shows a pair of scissors again.
Patient: “Scisson, sitton, chisel, shudden, scissum. sicum, hipple; an aggitator of this shittum that cut it up and sent them all up together for a long with somebody else.”
14 June 2021