She/He is a network that is constantly reweaving itself in the usual Quinean manner-that is to say, not by reference to general criteria (e.g., “rules of meaning” or “moral principles”) but in the hit-or-miss way in which cells readjust themselves to meet the pressures of the environment.
A curious thing about the ontological problem is its simplicity. It can be put in three Anglo-Saxon monosyllables: ‘What is there?’ It can be answered, moreover, in a word—‘Everything’—and everyone will accept this answer as true.
If the notion of Pegasus had been so obscure or so basic a one that no pat translation into a descriptive phrase had offered itself along familiar lines, we could still have availed ourselves of the following artificial and trivial-seeming device: we could have appealed to the ex hypothesi unanalyzable, irreducible attribute of being Pegasus, adopting, for its expression, the verb „is-Pegasus‟, or „pegasizes‟. The noun „Pegasus‟ itself could then be treated as derivative, and identified after all with a description: „the thing that is-Pegasus‟, „the thing that pegasizes‟.