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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re:  Digest urth.v019.n018
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:52:31 

On Wed, 14 Oct 1998, Kieran Mullen wrote:

> I view some of the postings here as "Cargo cult exegesis" since they
> follow the *form* of interpreting a work, but don't seem to understand
> the standards that apply.  

I love this sentence so much I think I'm going to print it out and sleep
with it under my pillow. 

"Cargo cult exegesis"--bwahahahaha!

To go further off-topic, anyone here read Alasdair MacIntyre's AFTER
VIRTUE?  It occurs to me that that's the perfect phrase for what he thinks
has happened to contemporary moral philosophy: Cargo Cult Ethics. 

For the record, Rostrum loves reading Mr. Borski's theories (the wilder
the better) and hopes that he doesn't get discouraged by our criticism,
and that other people don't allow him to discourage them from posting more
"mainstream" discussion.  If you think some of what you're seeing here is
cargo cult exegesis, you can rebutt it or just ignore it and start a
discussion you like better. 


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