________________________________ From: "Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx" <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> >R. Paul is incidentally right, in his reply to McC, that all roads lead somewhere. "A road to nowhere" is possibly a misnomer. It may be argued that more than Fregean, the argument for 'all roads leading somewhere' is _analytic_ alla Kant ("What _is_ a road, if not a road to somewhere?").> A road to nowhere is an analytic impossibility only in the sense that everywhere is somewhere is an analytic truth [compare Wittgenstein's "A road to nowhere cannot exist in the sense that everywhere is somewhere", 'The Pink and Mauve Books']. Donal Also not sure 'misnomer' is the correct term here for an analytic impossibility, but it's perhaps too early in the year to expect the right word to present itself. In any case, 'road to nowhere' would still have a perfectly valid sense, irrespective of the sense in which it is an analytic impossibility, and so we might conclude - so much the worse for the importance of analytic impossibility (quaere: "Are there interesting analytic truths?"). (Geary might have something to say about N. Young's contribution here to the quantification of potentially all-encompassing terms, "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", and Young's later daring essay in analyticity, "Tonight's The Night" (contrast "Tonight's A Night"), as well as R. Dylan's examination of what happens when we apply a term, without further quantification, to itself in his "Blonde on Blonde").