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Ideas for Speussipus, Noam Chomsky and George Berkeley

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An idea can only be like another idea [Berkeley]
     Full Idea: An idea can be like nothing but an idea.
     From: George Berkeley (The Principles of Human Knowledge [1710], 08), quoted by Michael Potter - The Rise of Analytic Philosophy 1879-1930 43 'Mean'
     A reaction: I take this to be relevant to the correspondence theory, but also to be one of Berkeley's best observations. We understand ideas, but we can't map them onto the world (because they are not maps!). ...But then how is one idea like another? Hm.