[lit-ideas] Re: Logical Corpuscularism

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Omar was wondering if 'atom' may be said to have more than one 'sense'.

I was thinking about the expression, "not to understand one atom."

(Citations from a Google search below).

In these cases, as D. F. Pears would agree (vide his brilliant intro to
Russell's rather obscure notes on logical atomism) 'atom' is used
'figuratively', and so, it should be argued that 'atom' has one sense, a

Mutatis mutandis to "I don't understand one corpuscule: I understand



The Life, Times, and Contemporaries of Lord Cloncurry
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William John Fitzpatrick - 1855 - ‎Ireland

who do not understand one atom of the subject, and who in general have no
land. If they and others followed O'Connell's advice, and struggled for a
domestic ...

The Meteor. Ed. by members of Rugby school
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Rugby sch - 1882

But, as I said at first, gentlemen write to the Meteor about shooting, and
do notunderstand one atom about it. A striking case of the erroneous
mistakes made by ...

The Good Fight of Faith - Pagina 246 - Risultati da Google Libri
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Caroline J. Freeland - 1876

Well, there's no keeping track of wimmen's hearts, anyhow,” he observed
oracularly; “ but, as to them matters, you can't understand one atom on 'em,”
he added, ...

The last vials: being a series of essays upon the subject ...
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Robert A. Purdon - 1866

Yet he knows it not, and cannot understand one atom of the process. The
Holy Spirit alone comprehends the necessity of each operation, while you
yourself are ...

The Dublin Review - Volume 51 - Pagina 294 - Risultati da Google Libri
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He tells his wife, lying beside him, his dream, and she forthwith
entertains him with hers, of which, as we positively cannot understand one
atom, we
can give no ...

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