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Attention is forever being caught by some thought or some thing, by some feeling or some experience. In the case of the ordinary man, consciousness is lost in the attention; but in the case of the philosophic man there is a background which evaluates the attention and controls it.

-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 5: The Philosopher > # 81

-- Perspectives > Chapter 20: What Is Philosophy? > # 85

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