Thursday, May 5, 2011
"Logos, a living, animate creature, is thus also an organism that has been engendered. An organism: a different body proper, with a center and extremities, joints, a head, and feet. In order to be "proper", a written discourse ought to submit to the laws of life just as a living discourse does. Logographical necessity [...] ought to be analogous to the biological, or rather zoological, necessity [...] Otherwise obviously it would have neither head nor tail."
. . . a Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of seven pieces,
called tans, which fit together to form a shape of some sort.
The objective is to form a specific shape with seven pieces.
The shape has to contain all the pieces, which may not overlap.