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[New Entry by Fraser MacBride on February 9, 2016.] The world we inhabit isn't an undifferentiated bog. Everywhere there's repetition and, importantly, we can even distinguish different types of
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[New Entry by Fraser MacBride on February 9, 2016.] The world we inhabit isn't an undifferentiated bog. Everywhere there's repetition and, importantly, we can even distinguish different types of repetition. We see one cat and then another cat. But we can also see that our cat is on top of the mat and subsequently notice that the cat from next door is on top of the fence. Repetition in the first sense requires only one thing and then another. By contrast, repetition in the second sense requires two (or more) things and then two (or more) other...

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