My view is, in the first place, that experience (by which I mean the single and indivisible whole within experiencing and what is experienced have their place) is always a world. Not only must we say that with every experience there comes a world of experience, we must say that every experience is a world. What is given in experience is a world, and what is achieved is this given world made more of a world. What is given in experience is single and significant, a One and not a Many.
–Michael Oakeshott, Experience and Its Modes, p. 322 (1933)
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”