[lit-ideas] Re: Context Is Everything

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:47:45 +0100 (BST)




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 From: "Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx" <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx>

>W. O. claims that 

(i) Context is everything.

is self-contradictory. This renders:

(ii) Context is nothing 

a tautology -- which _is_ self-contradictory.>

No. For (ii) is not the negation of (i): the negation of (i) is 'It is not the 
case that context is everything', and this does not entail (ii) as it leaves 
open that context may be something - even if it is something short of 
"everything".

Donal
Not expecting a medal
London

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