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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-25-2008, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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But who says a “definition” must satisfy a) and b)? Why can’t a policy position or an operative philosophic premise satisfy a) and b) and, in doing so, justify a book-length thesis? For example,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-24-2008, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Hi. Thanks for the reply.

You’re coming perilously close to debating the substance of Goldberg’s thesis. That isn’t an option for one who asserts that the thesis is disposable prima facie.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-24-2008, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Your post is not particularly responsive to mine.

In any case, your proposition is, in fact, objectionable to readers of the book. (How could it not be? It’s loaded with value-presumptive terms...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-23-2008, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Sorry. By "seventy-five minute interview," I thought you meant the interview, not the book. (Your clarification is sort of silly in any case. Insofar as you've professed a disinclination to read...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-23-2008, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Whether the geography analogy holds is precisely the point at issue. You argument, therefore, is circular.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-22-2008, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Trevor - The validity of my point does not depend on the quality of Mr. Goldberg's case. Even if his arguments ultimately fail, direct engagement with the book will have been necessary to arrive at...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-22-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Trevor - The validity of my point does not depend on the quality of Mr. Goldberg's case. Even if his arguments ultimately fail, direct engagement with the book will have been necessary to arrive at...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-22-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 89,416
Posted By Fellow Traveler
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Many of these posts are non-responsive insofar as Goldberg’s thesis is concerned. It simply won’t do to preemptively assail an author on the grounds that his taxonomy is unconventional or that he is...
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