[lit-ideas] Alice in Wonderland

  • From: jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 23:13:45 -0400

Truth, in the interesting sense usually takes a that clause:



I think that Liddell may have had something other in mind when he named his 
little daughter Alice (Liddell). It's Greek for "Aletheia", i.e. Truth, Veritas.

In "Actions and Events" (PPQ 1986), Grice says that Reality (but it would well 
be Alice, i.e. Aletheia, i.e. Truth) which is _too modest_, and needs to veil 

Interestingly, Rawls speaks of veil of ignorance.

Of course, Aletheia, is indeed Unveiled. And the Wonderland must be Lewis 
Carroll's _wonder_ at unveiling her (as he did, in many photographs he took).



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