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SOC: What is that with which one should name? HERM: A name. SOC: Well said. Then the name too is an instrument. HERM: Of course. ’ Isn’t it that with which we weave? HERM: Yes. SOC: But what do we do when we weave? Don’t we distinguish the confused threads of warp and woof? HERM: Yes. SOC: And you will be able to say this about the awl and other instruments as well? HERM: Of course. SOC: Can you also say this about the name? If the name is an instrument, what do we accomplish when we name things with it?

HERM: Yes. SOC: And you will be able to say this about the awl and other instruments as well? HERM: Of course. SOC: Can you also say this about the name? If the name is an instrument, what do we accomplish when we name things with it? HERM: I cannot say. SOC: Don’t we instruct one another and distinguish things according to their disposition? HERM: Of course. SOC: Therefore, the name is an instrument that instructs and distinguishes essence as the shuttle does the web. HERM: Yes. ) 48. If every one that names performs an act (387C), and one that performs an act does so with an instrument (387E), then the one that names too, naming as he does with an instrument, uses the name as his instrument.

Don’t we distinguish the confused threads of warp and woof? HERM: Yes. SOC: And you will be able to say this about the awl and other instruments as well? HERM: Of course. SOC: Can you also say this about the name? If the name is an instrument, what do we accomplish when we name things with it? HERM: I cannot say. SOC: Don’t we instruct one another and distinguish things according to their disposition? HERM: Of course. SOC: Therefore, the name is an instrument that instructs and distinguishes essence as the shuttle does the web.

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