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  1. Feb 2022
    1. “Language is a code of visual-auditory symbols that serves the psycho-epistemological function of converting concepts into the mental equivalent of concretes. Language is the exclusive domain of concepts. Every word we use (with the exception of proper names) is a symbol that denotes a concept, i.e., that stands for an unlimited number of concretes of a certain kind.” —(Rand, ITOE, Ch.2)

      Intro to Objectivist Epistemology - Rand

    1. உண்மை என ஒன்று இருந்தால் அது அனைவரும் அறியக்கூடியதாக இருக்காது, அவ்வாறு இருந்திருந்தால் அனைவருமே அதை அறிந்திருப்பார்கள்”, “உண்மை கரும்பாறை போன்றது.”
  2. Jan 2022
    1. Highlights (yellow): great for noting down any phrases that are especially clever or beautiful. We also use them for sentences that capture the crux of an argument. You can then use these highlights as fertiliser if you choose to make HQ&A Notes later.

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    1. Silappadikaram means ‘The Story of the Anklet’, silambu being the anklet worn by young, unmarried Tamil girls in ancient times that was removed on their wedding day. So silambu is a metaphor for virginity and innocence, which later became the insignia of the pathni cult (the worship of chastity).

      Theme and values in Silappadikaram (story of anklet)

      => why kannagi was called pathni/karpukku arasi (Queen of chastity)