Adam Trexter writes, " It's difficult to transport a thinker to another time. . . ." Actually, I would argue it is _impossible_ to transport a thinker in time, and that even 'transporting the thought' involves radical abstraction -- consider, for example, that both Aquinas & Marx were Aristotelians, one of the most important single sentences of the latter (see below*) is very near pure Aristotelianism, but also obviously (?) Aristotle himself would have had a hard time recognizing it as Aristotelian. (For that matter, Aristotle was not an Aristotelian, Aquinas was not a Thomist, and Marx was not a Marxist.) Even when it can be argued convincingly that two thinkers from different eras share principles, it _cannot_ be convincingly argued that _therefore_ they would share a common application of those principles in a given contingency. Back in the mid-60s my younger daughter wanted to know if I would have voted for Lincoln had I been alive in 1860. It was while puzzling out an answer to that question that I first noted clearly the point being made here. Had "I" been alive in 1860, I told her, "I" would have been someone else, not "me." Hence the question was meaningless. Some principles or attitudes do not even have an acceptable verbal "translation" into another language at at another time, which is why translaters sometimes use the original word. The greek words _thes_ and _oikos_, for example, as they appear in the _Odyssey_, have no equivalents in any modern language, and it is debatable whether the word _polis_ in the speech of a 5th century Athenian has a modern translation. Carrol *"This third thing, distinct from the other two since it expresses a ratio [relation]. exists initially in the head, in the imagination, just as in general ratios [relations] can only be _thought_ if they are to be fixed, as distinct from the subjects which are in that ration [relation] to each other." MECW 28, pp. 80-81.