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  1. Feb 2019
    1. imperfection

      see Barad: "Language has been granted too much power" (801). It's interesting to think of Locke here as a kind of antecedent to the linguistic turn, when language and its sign/symbol relationship was complicated. I wouldn't say they're the same, just that the move to call into question the ability of language to accurately represent the world is similar. Although in a kind of paradox Locke seems to be advocating for a more exact language, despite his own concession that such a thing might not be possible.