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RSC Appeal to Educators
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0863  Friday, 29 September 2006

From: 		Paul E. Doniger <
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Date: 		Thursday, 28 Sep 2006 15:19:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 17.0857 RSC Appeal to Educators
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0857 RSC Appeal to Educators

Joseph Egert writes:

>"Paul Doniger writes:
>
>The trouble with many debates is that they lock into this sort of
>"either/or" fallacy (Deborah Tannen wrote a wonderful book on
>this issue: _The Argument Culture_). There should at least be a
>third choice. Cloten comes to mind. So does Malvolio.
>
>Sadly, Mr Doniger's "alternatives" do not resolve the "either/or"
>fallacy. Dim bulbs all."

To clarify my point, my 'alternatives' were not meant as alternatives, but 
additions -- to open up the debate instead of limiting it. Feel free to 
add others. I gather, also, that my attempt at some humor was taken far 
too seriously.

Paul E. Doniger
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