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The Elegance of the Hedgehog Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Camellias: Chapters 5-10, Journal of the Movement of the World No. 2 and Profound Thoughts Nos. 3-5 Summary

Muriel Barbery
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Part 1, Camellias: Chapters 5-10, Journal of the Movement of the World No. 2 and Profound Thoughts Nos. 3-5 Summary

In Profound Thought No. 3, Paloma hears a statement at a dinner party that she believes is totally wrong, but which comes with another profound thought. Paloma realizes that in the world it is words that have power, not deeds.

In Chapter 5, Renee has decided that phenomenology is a fraud. Renee has studied Husserl and decided that it is a bunch of nonsense.

In Chapter 6., Renee uses Kant to further her argument against phenomenology.

In Chapter 7, Renee and Manuela are having tea again and they gossip about Madame de Broglie, another tenant of the building. This leads to a discussion about Neptune, Madame de Broglie's sad and deprived dog.

In Journal of the Movement of the...

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