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Only Outrageous Positions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1256  Friday, 29 July 2005

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Jul 2005 23:15:21 -0700
Subject:        Only Outrageous Positions

Jerry Fodor, Rutgers philosopher, has an offhand comment of interest in
a TLS book review this week
(http://www.the-tls.co.uk/this_week/story.aspx?story_id=2111529).
Surveying the range of philosophical problems over the centuries, he
says that "all the plausible positions seem already to be occupied; to
say something new you have to say something outrageous. (I gather that
much the same is true in Shakespeare criticism: Prospero was senile,
Rosalind was queer, Goneril was a feminist--that sort of thing.)"

Cheers,
Al Magary

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