Re: RARA-AVIS: Poly what?

From: mburch5717 (
Date: 17 Sep 2007

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:

Well, you don't have to be Socrates to know that there is significant value in defining terms in any discussion. Among other things it helps to make clear exactly what is being discussed so that one is not talking at cross purposes. It can also help people involved in such a discussion to recognize their ignorance about a particular subject. Finally the dialectical process can actually lead to increased knowledge among all those involved in the discussion.

Admitedly attempts at definition that are too prolonged or too extensive can also be unproductive but I'd rather be clear about what's being discussed or not. If words aren't convenient, agreed-upon symbols for describing specifics you can't really discuss anything intelligently, can you?

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