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  • Daniel Waite thinks this is interesting:

None of this focuses on what the thing is. I don't mean its properties, like is it solid, or is it red, or how much does it weigh, but what is it? I had to use the phrase "human figure" above because I didn't think you would follow my point if I kept using the indefinite word "thing"—I had to convey some kind of tangible example. But that phrase is just one possible perception of the "thing" we pointed to. You might have said it was a mammal, or a man, or a solid object, or a bus driver, or your father, or a stockholder, or a customer, or…ad nauseam.

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This man "is" suffering from identification!