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  1. Feb 2019
    1. different countries and re-mote ages, wherein the speakers and writers had very different notions, tempers, customs, orna-ments, and figures of speech, &c., every one of which influenced the signification of their words

      Brings to mind Rickert's rhetorics and Siegert's cultural techniques

    1. vitalist

      Vitalism is "'the belief that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things.'"

      If we allowed the vitalist premise, we could point to someone like Siegert who might argue that, even if there is a difference between organic and inorganic, they each constitute the other; the "living" and the "non-living" collaboratively make up a system of cultural techniques, which "link humans, things, media and even animals" (abstract 48). Like his walls and fences examples.