127889

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
750
Document no. 
.00000002
Box no. 
11.16
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Harrod, Roy
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1962/07/31
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALD
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
PP
Notes, topics or text 

Harrod enclosed an article on J.L. Austin's Sense and Sensibilia.

"There is only one minor point on which I disagree. You suggest that part of what we believe about physical objects that we perceive is that they are more or less permanent. This is only sometimes true. A flash of lightning lasts for a shorter time than that occupied by the sensation through which we become aware of it. There are many objects of perception which nobody supposes to be in any degree permanent, such as smoke rings, flames, and melting snow flakes. The belief in quasi-permanence which we have about a table is due to experience and does not exist in relation to all sensibilia."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Frame no. 
Record no. 
127889
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