Cf: In the Way of Inquiry • Material Exigency
A turn of events so persistent must have a cause, a force of
reason to explain the dynamics of its recurring moment in the
history of ideas. The nub of it's not born on the sleeve of
its first and last stages, where the initial explosion and the
final collapse march along their stubborn course in lockstep
fashion, but is embodied more naturally in the middle of the
Experience exposes and explodes expectations. How can experiences impact
expectations unless the two types of entities are both reflected in one
medium, for instance and perhaps without loss of generality, in the form
of representation constituting the domain of signs?
However complex its world may be, internal or external to itself or on
the boundaries of its being, a finite creature’s description of it rests
in a finite number of finite terms or a finite sketch of finite lines.
Finite terms and lines are signs. What they indicate need not be finite
but what they are, must be.