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Part C: Object-oriented techniques “But” , I said , “when you discovered the marks on the snow and on the branches , you did not yet know [the horse] Brownie . In a certain way these marks were telling us about all horses , or at least about all horses of that kind . Should we not say then that the book of nature talks to us only in terms of essences , as taught by some very distinguished theologians ? “Not at all , my Dear Adso” , replied the master . [ ] “The imprint in that place and at that time of day told me that at least one among all possible horses had passed there . So that I found myself half-way between the study of the concept of horse and the knowledge of one individual horse . And in any case what I knew of the universal horse was given to me by the mark , which was singular . You could say that at that time I was held prisoner between the singularity of that mark and my ignorance , which took the very hazy form of a universal idea . If you see something afar
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2009 for the course CS 4376 taught by Professor Christeansan during the Spring '09 term at Dallas Colleges.

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