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By Ray Westlake, Mike Chappell

In his military Reforms of 1906/07 the Secretary of country for battle, Richard Burdon Haldane, supplied for an expeditionary strength - the ordinary military supplemented through the outdated military - and a brand new service provider meant for domestic defence, the Territorial strength. This new 'Citizen's military' used to be shaped by means of the move of the Honourable Artillery corporation, Imperial Yeomanry and Volunteer strength, all with a long time of carrier and culture. on the outbreak of conflict, the Territorial strength was once organised as in keeping with the average military, with infantry battalions, artillery, engineers, provide and scientific formations. This name takes a hugely exact and illustrated examine the badges and uniforms and the altering supplier of the British Territorial devices in the course of the nice struggle. It additionally covers the wrestle studies of the lads who quickly stumbled on themselves in provider abroad, within the thick of the battling.

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I realize, of course, that language is not a neutral and transparent vehicle for thoughts that are otherwise independent from it. But there is something beyond language. When I yell because I hit my thumb instead of the nail, the yell does not constitute the pain. Rather, it expresses it. 59 A yell of pain is in that sense continuous with the pain. The situation is more complicated when it comes to words, but the structure is basically similar. Reality extends into us, and what is important in us seeks expression through words and other means.

The chapter ends with a discussion of two imaginative (sub)symbols of conscience: the ‘worm of conscience’, and the ‘voice of conscience’. Chapters 2 to 6 all have ‘Between symbol and doctrine’ as the first part of their title. In these chapters I present my perspective on the history of expressions of and thought about conscience from Ancient Greece to the nineteenth century of Bentham, Darwin, and Freud. The main concern of these chapters is with the gradual transition from a symbolic to an indicative understanding of conscience, and the loss of meaning that results from that.

We could rephrase this in a way that connects it to one of Whitehead’s remarks and say that “the subject emerges from the world, which it then intends as its object”. , 356. , 356-357. , 357. 52 Idem. , 361. 54 By these two languages, to be sure, I do not mean two separate languages, but two ways of using language – they use the same vocabulary and the same grammar. 48 45 by which reality becomes luminous to itself; they are the articulation of consciousness as luminosity. 55 The difference between the two may be elucidated by means of a metaphor: while symbols, engendered by the experiences of a subject that, in Whitehead’s words, ‘emerges from the world’, are illuminated from within, concepts (and other forms of indicative language) are the flashlights used by a subject to light up particular objects in the external world.

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