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Re: Essentialism
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0582.  Tuesday, 28 June 1994.
 
From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Jun 1994 13:42:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Essentialism
 
Yes, John Drakakis,
 
I am an essentialist, and I'll bet you are too. It would be difficult, if not
impossible, to be a materialist without being an essentialist. And, yes, I
realize that calling someone an essentialist is merely an insult, not an
attempt to define.
 
I read your razzle-dazzle insults with amusement and perplexity. I imagine what
you say has little or no content --- little or no intellectual content, that is
-- and so impossible to answer intelligently. And so let me respond in kind:
 
John, you are a romantic essentialist.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 

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