It seems to be working so let me try this again. First, admittedly, my treatment of this was light and thin, but I have never read remark 44 with any sensitivity to the complexity of this. Let's start with the self-referential sentence: "This sentence is the path to hell." How shall we read it. First we could say that this use of this breaks from the word to object relation that we associate with ostensive defining. This sentence is an internal relation. But we might also say that the word to object relation is retained; the sentence is now part of object reality. The question arises: Does this disclose something of the linguistic character of reality?


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