Re: RARA-AVIS: Poly what?

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 17 Sep 2007

--- In, "mburch5717" <mburch5717@...> 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.

This particular definitional or foundational controversy has a history here... to the point where its mention has acquired a farcical tone. There has been a lot of horseplay around the noir thing. Hardboiled is done, but noir always slips away. The definition, whatever it might be, is encrusted with the droppings of many a bird, self included.



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