The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

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Muller, actual faith, p. 133; The technological know-how ofThought, p. 219, Nouvelles leçons sut los angeles technology du langage, vol. II, pp. Iff. initial QUESTIONS seventy four moment, the kinds t o w h i c h t h e y c o r r e s p o n d are kinds o f a c t i o n , n o t forms o f gadgets. W h a t they exhibit are t h e m o s t common methods o f a c t i n g that may be saw a m o n g l i v i n g issues, p a r t i c u l a r l y a m o n g people: t h e acts o f s t r i okay i n g , p u s h i n g , r u b b i n g , t y i n g , l i f t i n g , urgent, c l i m b i n g , descending, w a l ok i n g , a n d so o n . I n o t h e r w o r d s , m a n generalized a n d n a m e d his p r i n c i p a l modes o f a c t i o n ahead of g e n e r a l i z i n g a n d n a m i n g the p h e n o m e n a o f n a t u r e . 20 B y v i r t u e o f t h e i r e x t r e m e generality, those w o r d s c o u l d simply be a p p l i e d t o every kind o f items that t h e y d i d n o t o r i g i n a l l y i n c l u d e . M o r e o v e r , this e x t r e m e suppleness enabled t h e m t o provide b i r t h t o the m a n y w o r d s which are d e r i v e d from t h e m . So w h e n m a n , t u r n i n g t o issues, set o u t t o identify t h e m i n order t o have the ability t o t h i n okay a b o u t t h e m , he a p p l i e d these w o r d s t o issues even t h o u g h they'd n o t been intended for issues. B y v i r t u e o f their o r i g i n , they c o u l d designate a number of the forces o f nature o n l y b y these manifestations that m o s t resembled h u m a n activities: T h e t h u n d e r b o l t used to be referred to as that factor that digs u p t h e g r o u n d w h e n i t descends o r spreads fireplace, t h e w i n d that factor that moans o r b l o w s , the solar that factor that hurls g o l d e n arrows t h o u g h area, the r i v e r that factor that runs, a n d so o n . B u t simply because n a t u r a l p h e n o m e n a b e got here assimilated t o h u m a n activities i n this manner, this s o m e t h i n g t o w h i c h t h e y w e r e j o i n e d was once o f necessity i m a g i n e d i n t h e f o r m o f own brokers m o r e o r much less l i ok e m a n . T h i s used to be o n l y a m e t a p h o r , b u t o n e that used to be taken actually. T h e e r r o r was once i n e v i t a b l e as the technology that by myself c o u l d have swept away t h e i l l u s i o n d i d n o t but exist. I n s u m , simply because i t was once m a d e u p o f h u m a n components that translated h u m a n states, language c o u l d n o t be a p p l i e d t o n a ture w i t h o u t transfiguring i t . 2 1 E v e n this day, feedback M . B r e a l , i t s o m e h o w slants the m a n n e r i n w h i c h w e i m a g i n e t h i n g s . " W e d o n o t exhibit an idea, even w h e n i t m e r e l y denotes a high quality, w i t h o u t g i v i n g i t a gender, that's t o say, a intercourse. W e c a n n o t communicate o f an item, even i f i t is taken into account i n a basic manner, w i t h o u t specifying i t w i t h an editorial. E v e r y topic o f a sentence is p r e sented as an a c t i n g b e i n g , each thought as an a c t i o n , a n d the d u r a t i o n o f each one a c t i o n , passing o r p e r m a n e n t , as d e l i m i t e d b y t h e demanding i n w h i c h w e p u t the verb.

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