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Re: Seminars
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1147  Wednesday, 16 May 2001

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 15 May 2001 15:14:40 -0700
Subject: 12.1133 Re: Seminars
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1133 Re: Seminars

Because I'm grieved to see two Shakespeareans I respect having a row, I
wrote a friend and fellow list member about my impressions.  Here is her
response, and I share this with her permission.  I hope peace will
follow.  My comments are first.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

>>Unfortunately, Drakakis' response was deadly. I've never seen him turn so
>>angry before.
>>The thing is, I don't think they are that
>>far apart, but it turned personal, so they don't know it. Have I misread
>>one or both of them?

>No, you haven't misread them. They are close together. The problem is that
>Sean uses the term "ethics" more broadly than Drakakis does. Drakakis is
>describing almost the same thing, but he doesn't call it ethics
>because he is drawing an arbitrary line between what
>is "personal" and what is "business". He categorizes "ethics" as belonging
>to the "personal" domain, and therefore inapplicable to academics. But
>they're describing roughly the same code
>of desired behavior.

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