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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Refiguring 'phren' and Grice's aspects of reasoning


The fourth citations for a 'transf. and fig.' use of 'schizophrenia', after the 1933, 1944 and 1945 citations in the OED is from "The Listener", 1958, Oct. 9, 557/1.

The citation goes:

"They admire big dams
and high buildings..
and the CONTRAST
these afford to the
familiar buildings..
It may occur to you that the
character of our environment
is likely to split in two by this

So this is architectural schizophrenia. One is reminded of 'ichtyological necessity', as refudiated by Grice in "Aspects of reasoning"!

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