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Shakespearean Berkeley?

One of Berkeley’s most distinctive theses is the claim that the world that appears to us in perception and experiment constitutes a “divine language,” an address from God: “There is a certain analogy, constancy, and uniformity in the phaenomena or … Continue reading

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“Appetite, an universal wolf”

Here’s a literary puzzle I hope someone can solve for me. In the opening Canto of Dante’sĀ Inferno, the narrator encounters a ravening she-wolf (una lupa, I.49), which Virgil shortly describes as follows: “[ella] ha natura si malvagia e ria / … Continue reading

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