The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0863 Friday, 29 September 2006
From: Paul E. Doniger <
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
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