Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

Date: 30 Aug 2006

Al wrote:

"I think we're using 'instruct' differently, Mark. I was meaning it in the sense of 'to direct, give orders to' (in keeping with the idea of
'moral lessons'), whereas I think you're using it to mean 'to provide knowledge'."

You may be right about our running into semantic differences. In fact, that's why I steered away from the use of the word "moral," since even though I know Kerry was using it in the more general, "norms and mores" sense of the word, I have trouble separating it from ideas of religion, which is not what we're talking about.


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