Exceptional persons: On the limits of imaginary cases

Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (5-6):592-610 (1998)
Abstract
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. It is well he knows that it is long enough to reach the bottom at such places as are necessary to direct his voyage, and caution him against running upon shoals that may ruin him.
Keywords Imagination  Metaphysics  Personal Identity  Self  Locke
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