I had several colleagues who insisted to me--at length and with deadly earnestness--not just that it could be used as a jumping off point to get students thinking about Descartes and Baudrillard (which, of course, would be fine) but that it was actually in itself making profound philosophical and political arguments.
Does the same wax still remain after this change? It must be admitted that it does remain; no one doubts it, or judges otherwise. What, then, was it I knew with so much distinctness in the piece of wax? Assuredly, it could be nothing of all that I observed by means of the senses, since all the things that fell under taste, smell, sight, touch, and hearing are changed, and yet the same wax remains.
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