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Re: Why Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1333  Sunday, 3 June 2001

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        Date:   Friday, 01 Jun 2001 10:59:31 -0700
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Jun 2001 19:02:12 +0100
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Jun 2001 10:59:31 -0700
Subject: 12.1316 Re: Why Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1316 Re: Why Shakespeare

Gabriel Egan writes:

>A 'credo' is a position of faith and thus should be associated with
>religion (not politics as you have it) and likewise philosophy's
>dependence on hard thinking makes it more properly connected with
>politics than religion.

I beg to differ.  For one thing, most philosophers over the years have
had some sort of interest in theology, and for another, politics seems
to be precisely that field in which torturing people to death (or
anything else, for that matter) becomes justifiable in the name of
ultimate victory.  Insofar as politics is involved in the empirical
domain, it isn't terribly philosophical, and insofar as it isn't so
involved, it would seem to rely on credos.

But perhaps we should just agree to differ.

Cheers,
Se

 

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