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Now the correctness of all the names we have discussed was based upon the intention of showing the nature of the things named.

Yes, of course.

And this principle of correctness must be present in all names, the earliest as well as the later ones, if they are really to be names.


But the later ones, apparently, were able to accomplish this by means of the earlier ones.


Well, then, how can the earliest names, which are not as yet based upon any others, make clear to us the nature of things, so far as that is possible,

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