[Milton-L] Free Will, Forgiveness

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 17:31:38 EDT 2006

Why not?  Having to stop for directions, even if it's technically a
veering away from one's intended destination, does not mean that you
still aren't committed to your destination.  Every step is leading you
to your goal--you are going there "directly."  When one knows one's
route, then segues off the main route mean you're not taking a direct
route. But if you don't know your route, stopping to orient oneself
from a particularly good vantage point or to get directions is still
direct progress toward your goal.  "Direct" need not be only a
geographical (or cosmological) descriptor.

Jim R

On 7/28/06, Peter C. Herman <herman2 at mail.sdsu.edu> wrote:
>  I do not see how the passage in question--" . . . And now / . . . / he
> wings his way/ . . . / Directly toward the new created World"--can be
> construed as indicating intent rather than the actual course.

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