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[Xmca-l] Re: Parts and wholes



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On Sep 1, 2016 10:54 PM, "mike cole" <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> >From Italo Calvino, "Invisible cities" -- a conversation between Marco
> Polo
> and Kublai Khan, one of many. Some relationship here of constituting and
> instituting?
>
> mike
>
>
> Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone.
>
>             "But which is the stone that supports the bridge," Kublai Khan
> asks.
>
>             "The bridge is not supported by one stone or another," Marco
> answers, "but by the line of the arch that they form."
>
>             Kublai Kahn remains silent, reflecting. Then he adds: "Why do
> you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me."
>
>             Polo answers. Without the stones, there is no arch."
>
>
>
> --
>
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>