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And just exactly where is that conveyor belt over an abyss (and which
abyss)?
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: Eliot's poetry: the medium & the message


> Diana Manister wrote:
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> > Dear Ken,
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> > Either/or, like all binaries, depend on totalizing each element.
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> Yoou are hanging by your fingertips to a conveyer belt, dangling over an
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> Actuality continually presents us with naked alternatives. Either
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> you look down here to see what follows or you don't read this line.
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> Either you repond to this post or you don't respond to this post.
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> Your leg is gangrenous: either you have it amputateed or you die.
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> You come to a fork in a road. Either you continue or you go back. If you
> continue you take either the elft or the right fork.
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> Only in discourse are there always multiple versions. Which is why naive
> conceptions of the role of discourse fail even to understand discoruse.
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> The Eleventh Theis is not an ethical injunction that we _should) change
> the world. It is an epistemological claim, that we can interpret the
> world only within the effort to change it.
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> Carrol