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Shakespeare and the Theory of Knowledge
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2133  Thursday, 6 November 2003

From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Nov 2003 11:40:11 -0000
Subject: 14.2118 Shakespeare and the Theory of Knowledge
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2118 Shakespeare and the Theory of Knowledge

I stopped reading this thread some time ago, but before deleting the
latest posting something caught my eye.

Bill Arnold wrote

>Hey: just because in one sentence I state I wear a
>hat on occasion of a journalist and a tabloid author
>does not mean that I suddenly give up my *crown*
>as 60-hour graduate of the UMass-Amherst MFA
>program.  Unless I am mistaken, those 60 hours of
>graduate courses are no more and no less than *any*
>Ph.D wades through on his way to Dr. X.

Some PhD candidates take no courses at all and some take more than this.
But the PhD isn't awarded for the learning of stuff that's already known
but for the creation of new knowledge by thousands of hours of research.

Bill Arnold went on

>Not that I call myself a *Doctor* which I do not,
>but I am entitled to the monniker of *Master* in the
>largest sense, and accept that! . . . I do not drop my
>role as a *scholar*.

In the episode called The Blood Donor (first broadcast on BBC television
23 June 1961) Antony Hancock explains to Hugh Lloyd that blood travels
right round the body, starting at the heart and returning there, thus
giving the heart and the blood vessels something useful to do:

HUGH LLOYD Are you a doctor, then?
ANTONY HANCOCK Well, I never really bothered.

Dr Gabriel Egan

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