He was, let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas. It was not only difficult for him to understand that the generic term “dog” embraced so many unlike specimens of differing sizes and different forms; he was disturbed by the fact that a dog at three-fourteen (seen in profile) should have the same name as the dog at three-fifteen (seen from the front). His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion. Funes, the Memorious by Jorge Luis Borges

He was, let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas.
It was not only difficult for him to understand that the generic term “dog” embraced so many unlike specimens of differing sizes and different forms; he was disturbed by the fact that a dog at three-fourteen (seen in profile) should have the same name as the dog at three-fifteen (seen from the front). His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion.
Funes, the Memorious by Jorge Luis Borges
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