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[Xmca-l] Re: Parts and wholes



Definitely as reported by an Italian.


Helena Worthen
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On Sep 1, 2016, at 7:51 PM, mike cole 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