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By D. M. Armstrong

It is a learn, in volumes, of 1 of the longest-standing philosophical difficulties: the matter of universals. In quantity I David Armstrong surveys and criticizes the most ways and options to the issues which were canvassed, rejecting a number of the types of nominalism and 'Platonic' realism. In quantity II he develops a big thought of his personal, an aim thought of universals dependent now not on linguistic conventions, yet at the genuine and capability findings of common technological know-how. He hence reconciles a realism approximately features and family members with an empiricist epistemology. the idea permits, too, for a resounding clarification of common legislation as kin among those universals.

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You do not know yet the meaning of it circulating everywhere";48 and he continues fanning himself. That is, the permeation of wind, symbolic of Buddha-nature, seems to render superfluous any human action, such as waving a fan. But if the fan, symbolic of sustained practice, is not used, the coolness and freshness of the wind will never be felt. Dogenjourneyed to China with a sense of shame and disillusionment about the weakness and inadequacy of the Buddhist 26 DIMENSIONS OF TIME IN HEIDEGGER AND DOGEN Dharma as taught in Japan.

The monk retorted that he must return to his job of cook at the monastery, but Dagen protested that someone of his position could· easily escape this obligation. The cook made the point, however, that his monastic duty was indeed the "practice ofthe Way" CbendO), something to be eagerly pursued and by no means to be avoided. 50 This encounter shocked Dagen into a new perspective of time and its relationship to Buddha-nature. He realized that enlightenment is not a matter of waiting, anticipation or expectation, but is to be actualized right here-and-now through continuing practice.

But if the fan, symbolic of sustained practice, is not used, the coolness and freshness of the wind will never be felt. Dogenjourneyed to China with a sense of shame and disillusionment about the weakness and inadequacy of the Buddhist 26 DIMENSIONS OF TIME IN HEIDEGGER AND DOGEN Dharma as taught in Japan. 49 He soon found himself on the receiv- ing end of such a conversation as cited in the mondo above. While living on board a docked ship, he was visited by an old monk who quickly terminated his visit despite Dagen's insistent request that he stay the night.

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