Concider another, and concluding, example of self-exemplifying idea, which Laurence Sterne tucked away in his eighteenth-century literary masterwork, Tristram Shandy, a sportive work that broke new ground for the novel by instituting a tortuous, stream-of-consciousness style, based on Locke's notion of the association of ideas, an inner-monologue style that would not reappear until early in the twentieth century [............] Here, then, is Tristram's instance of what amounts to a self-exemplifying observation, this one on the singular behavior of hypotheses: "It is in the nature of an hypothesis, when once a man has conceived it, that it assimilates everything to itself, as proper nourishment; and, from the first moment of your begetting it, generally grows the stronger by every thing you see, hear, read, or understand."
Silwen wrote:After all the you can finally have some ! Well done and congratulations, Parma! Grab your favourite beer and relax.
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