[Milton-L] Why oh Why

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Wed Feb 20 12:57:13 EST 2008



> Carol Barton wrote:
> 

> (I hope the subliminal analogy in my seemingly facetious response was
> not lost on the rest of the list.)

But that "subliminal analogy" would be a circular argument. Only after
reading and studying can it be determined that PL is a mountain, and
therefore its mountainous nature cannot be the prior basis for its
study. The argument from 'thereness' was always silly, but at least the
thereness of mountains, unlike the thereness of poems, was reasonably
'self-evident.'

Carrol



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