This is to query, then, in what way is a word present?
It is present in the making: the corporeal formation of breath and larynx,
but it is fulfilled, and therefore more present in the exchange, in the reciprocity of intention and its reception, an exchange of breath and breath.
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Let me shift gears and try out another logical structure, this time one from John Locke:
By what has been before said of reason, we may be able to make some guess at the distinction of things, into those that are according to, above, and contrary to reason. 1. According to reason are such propositions whose truth we can discover by examining and tracing those ideas we have from sensation and reflection; and by natural deduction find to be true or probable. 2. Above reason are such propositions whose truth or probability we cannot by reason derive from those principles. 3. Contrary to reason are such propositions as are inconsistent with or irreconcilable to our clear and distinct ideas.