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Re: Shakespeare, Ontology, and History
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 771.  Friday, 12 November 1993.
 
From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Nov 1993 17:02:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0761  Re: Ontology, Shakespeare, and History
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0761  Re: Ontology, Shakespeare, and History
 
Nancy,
 
Thanks for your reply. Now I understand. Recently in a review, Frank Kermode
argued, pursuasively, I think, that we should distinguish among documents. He
suggested, as I recall, that we should consider the intention. As I recall, he
uses the illustration of a subway schedule and a play. I could be wrong, but
aren't these two different kinds of historical document? Their functions as
well as the intentions of their authors are quite different.
 
Yours, Bill
 

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