Re: Shakespeare, Ontology, and History
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 771. Friday, 12 November 1993.
From: William Godshalk <
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
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aren't these two different kinds of historical document?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.