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Date: 2005

"They [the vehicles that transport individuality, subjectivity, personhood, and interiority] could be called 'subjectifiers', 'personnalizers', or 'individualisers', but I prefer the more neutral term of 'plug-ins', borrowing this marvelous metaphor from our new life on the Web."

— Latour, Bruno (b. 1947)

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Date: 2005

"Every competence, deep down in the silence of your interiority, has first to come from the outside, to be slowly sunk in and deposited into some well-constructed cellar whose doors have then to be carefully sealed."

— Latour, Bruno (b. 1947)

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Date: 2005

"Interiorities are built in the same complicated way as Horus's chamber in the center of the pyramid of Cheops."

— Latour, Bruno (b. 1947)

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Date: 2009

"As far as I can tell, Quine’s philosophical and political thinking were conducted in two different and hermetically sealed off compartments of his mind."

— Feser, Edward (b. 1968)

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Date: December 12, 2014

"Though it seems counterintuitive, it is physically permanent stuff that evaporates from our minds."

— Brooks, Arthur C. (b. 1964)

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Date: December 12, 2014

"It is memories in the ether of our consciousness that last a lifetime, there for us to enjoy again and again."

— Brooks, Arthur C. (b. 1964)

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Date: August 9, 2016

"I just think it is a window into the soul of a person who is just not temperamentally suited to the task."

— Kaine, Tim (b. February 26, 1958)

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Date: February 18, 2017

"'He lives inside his head, where he runs the same continuous loop of conflict with people he turns into enemies for the purposes of his psychodrama,' says Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio."

— Dowd, Maureen (b. January 14, 1952)

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Date: February 18, 2017

"So we're stuck in Trump's head with him. ... It's a very cluttered place to be, a fine-tuned machine spewing a torrent of chaos, cruelty, confusion, farce and transfixing craziness."

— Dowd, Maureen (b. January 14, 1952)

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Date: February 18, 2017

"Then think of the president's skull, which is stuffed with other humours: insecurity, insincerity, victimhood, paranoia, mockery, self-delusion, suspicion, calculation, illogic, vindictiveness, risk, bullying, alimentiveness, approbativeness, vitativeness. Gall, divided into three parts."

— Dowd, Maureen (b. January 14, 1952)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.