Oh for heaven's sake. Consider Garrison Keiller's gourmet line of ketchup.
Date sent: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 21:48:09 -0400
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From: Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Who's who
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At 07:42 PM 10/9/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>No I am not saying it sets itself up as anything. You said it was a
>circular argument; I said it was not an argument at all.
No, I didn't say it was a circular argument, I just speculated that
someone else might. If you'd read a bit further, you'd have seen what I
did say about it. In any event, don't trouble yourself, as I'm reassured
that you assert it not to be circular and that like TSE, you can't really
make it out, in your case because it is too abstract. It does take the
essential form of the circular argument, but as you say, it is an
assertion and an argument can't be an assertion &etc., or is it that an
assertion cannot be an argument? Whatever, they're not very satisfying
lines, are they? All those unanswered questions sloughed off like that.
Not very edge-of-the-world of him, was it?