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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Refiguring of 'phren' and Grice's aspects of reasoning


The OED notes that 'schizophrenia' may have acquired a figurative use or a transferred use -- the abbreviation is 'transf. and fig.' They give 5 citations

The first is


T. S. Eliot, "The use of poetry", p. 99

"For a poet to be also a philosopher
he would have to be virtually
two men; I cannot think of
any example of this thorough SCHIZOPHRENIA,
nor can I see anything to be gained by it."

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