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I. T he cardinal thesis of the present study has been formulated in the statement that the processes and organization of communication are continuous with other physiological and social processes, and that the evolving structure of intellectual activity (including the forms dis covered in logical analysis) is a function of the total growth of life both prior to and subsequent to the rise of verbal activity. This statement involves no denial of structures prior to the evolution of organisms which we classify as living; on the contrary, it assumes that the history of such organisms is at no point discontinuous with more extensive and conditioning structures, which in turn may be conceived as dependent upon their total contexts. “ The stablest thing we can speak of is not free from conditions set to it by other things.” Natural structure is thought of as being differentiated from process by degree of relative stability, but as constantly under going reorganization in an infinity of processes including the process of thinking itself.