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Re: Postmodernism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0238  Wednesday, 18 March 1998.

[1]     From:   Bill McRae <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Mar 1998 14:58:58 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Postmodernism

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Mar 1998 16:43:03 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0234  Philosophical Phonies on the Left Bank


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From:           Bill McRae <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Mar 1998 14:58:58 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Postmodernism

Let's see if I get Lee Gibson right.  We are to be impressed by John
Henley's Polonian fit of name-calling, which descends to little more
than typical British pique at things French.  I see now how wrong I have
been to presume that the study of literature was to encourage acceptance
of diversity of opinion.

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Mar 1998 16:43:03 -0500
Subject: 9.0234  Philosophical Phonies on the Left Bank
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0234  Philosophical Phonies on the Left Bank

Regarding Lee Gibson's relay, I have thought for some time that "French
thought" was either an oxymoron or a misnomer or, perhaps, both. Raymond
Tallis's "Theory and empirical research" (TLS 5 March 1998, p. 17) makes
an interesting point:  if there is no empirical truth, then possibly
Jaques Lacan was lead guitar for the Grateful Dead.  Wow!

Yours, Bill Godshalk
 

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