Re: virus: meta-talking

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 01:58:49 -0800

Jake wrote:

>My intention was to describe my position to Reed and how it was
>different from his own, not to describe his own position to him.

Oh, so that's why you said,

>I don't think that is exactly your point,

Because you _weren't_ describing Reed's position to him. I see now.

>Reed still uses a lot of words differently than I do. It
>doesn't upset me that he does, but I am not going to abandon
>my own meanings just to be agreeable, and I generally do not
>like to equivocate.

I sense another basic assumption that is being "exempted in principle from rational criticism." Remind me when we get done with faith, to come back to "Equivocating is Undesirable" and see what kind of a foundation that temple is built upon as well.

-Prof. Tim