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Posted by blimp on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 23:17:33 :
In Reply to: No posted by Joe on Monday, December 02, 2002 at 23:47:11 :
: It's just a little too easy to make these philosophical points when you refuse to define your terms. Obviously, the universe is not an "organism" as the rest of the world defines that term. By being intentionally vague about what you are saying, it's very hard to be disproven, isn't it? This question is exactly why I became sick of philosophy. Rather than make a clear point, they intentionally butcher the language they are using and hope that the reader will fill in something that might very loosely be defined as nuance or metaphor, thereby relieving the writer of actually having to make his point clearly.
Good point, Joe. But maybe that's what philosophy is these days - butchering language in order to create a Frankenstein monster nomenclature. Look at the French Post Structuralists. Their whole careers are based on linguistic butchery (or maybe I'm just missing something in the translation...).
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