[lit-ideas] Re: Michael Dummet (phatic on)

  • From: John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:04:35 +0900

Lovely, lovely, LOL.

John

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> TF: We went silent for a while. It didn't snow outside, and even if
> it did we didn't any longer have a way to find out.
>
>
>
> "Hume used his fork quite a bit to judge from his portrait," Eric
> said. "Quite a bit. Popular use of the fork was a seventeenth
> century innovation."
>
> "But Hume was not a seventeenth century philosopher," replied his
> cat.
>
> "I know."
>
> "And epistemology is not doing too well these days," ventured the
> cat, "what with all those French bipeds claiming everything is
> eccentric in the Logos."
>
> "It's a hangover from relying on Euclidian geometry as the model of
> certainty," said Eric. "That fifth postulate came undone after
> Gauss, and non-Euclidian geometries sprouted. When philosophers lost
> confidence in geometry, it was only a matter of time..."
>
> "Is that food?"
>
> "No."
>
> "So why are you talking to a cat?"
>
> "Exactly."
>
>
>
>
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