[Milton-L] the ineffable effable

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 21:20:47 EDT 2012


The assertion of x establishes a precondition for y that causes us to read
it as a non-contradiction.  The issue therefore isn't a series of competing
or contradictory textual facts, but a string of interpretive decisions
begun with the assertion of x.

That's assuming that the assertion of x is coherent to begin with.

Jim R

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 7:06 PM, JD Fleming <jfleming at sfu.ca> wrote:

> thesis(1): "x, not y"
>
> contra: "but here, y."
>
> thesis(2): "x, y, but not y(1)."
>
> contra: "but here, y(1)."
>
> thesis(3): "x, y, y(1), but not y(2)."
>
> contra: "but here, y(2)."
>
> thesis(etc.)
>
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