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Texas, U. of, HRC
"Afternoon" "I embarked on judgment, and got a new way of dividing the subject—quite new, and much more searching than the traditional divisions. I made an abstract of the second part, and then began writing—any number of really important new ideas came to me."*
Will come to 500 pages of ms—300-400 pages of ordinary 8vo. print. "When I go over it again, I shall have to put in more erudition and controversy. At present, there are very few allusions to other people.... Another thing I shall have to do in re-writing is to see whether I can weaken any of my conclusions. In philosophy one is apt to think things prove more than they do, and skill consists in seeing how little they prove, while still realizing what they really do prove."
*Referring to "The Understanding of Propositions", Ch. I of Pt. II.
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