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Re: [xmca] Help with Alice in Wonderland quote?
not quite the one I was looking for, but a lovely one indeed!
I have to believe that Wittgenstein's passage here is echoing back to the
confounding of Alice (who is, of course, unable to produce "red"). But
perhaps I'm wrong and LW is the original source.
On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Huw Lloyd <email@example.com>wrote:
> Item 11, here?
> On 7 January 2013 17:15, Greg Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > There is a wonderful quote from Alice in Wonderland that I'm having a
> > time finding. It has something to do with the color red and the queen (or
> > maybe the Cheshire Cat) asking Alice to bring her (it/him) the color red.
> > Alice asks if what is wanted is a red object of some sort (an apple or a
> > piece of cloth) and the answer is "no, just bring me red" (or something
> > like that).
> > And note, I may have the source wrong.
> > But if I am remembering it correctly, it is a lovely passage that nicely
> > presents one of the central and most potent critiques that Romantic
> > can level against reductionistic modes of science.
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > greg
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