06.25c "Point at a Deer and Say It's a Horse"; Rectification of Names; Orwell. On June 7 I talked about the Chinese story, "Point at a Deer and Say It's a Horse". A reader commented on it, and that reminded me that the story should be read in conjunction with Confucius on the Rectification of Names and the Five-Legged Dog story from my February 18 post. This weblog is useful for helping me make ideas and facts cohere. So much passes us by, known one month and forgotten the next. Orwell on language, and his book, 1984, could also be brought in. ... [permalink: 04.06.25c.htm]

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