chapter  4
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Math Fictions

One gives examples and intends them to be taken in a partieular way.-I do not, however, mean by this that he [sie) is supposed to see in those examples that eommon thing whieh I-for some reason-was unable to express; but that he is now to employ those examples in a particular way. Here giving examples is not an indirect means of explaining-in default of a better. For any general definition ean be misunderstood too. The point is that this is how we play the game.