Quotation by J.L. Austin

There is no one kind of thing that we 'perceive' but many different kinds, the number being reducible if at all by scientific investigation and not by philosophy: pens are in many ways though not in all ways unlike rainbows, which are in many ways though not in all ways unlike after-images, which in turn are in many ways but not in all ways unlike pictures on the cinema-screen—and so on.
J.L. (John Langshaw) Austin (1911–1960), British philosopher. Sense and Sensibilia, p. 4, Oxford University Press (1962).
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