From: Robin Faichney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 19 Jun 2006 - 10:34:44 GMT
Sunday, June 18, 2006, 6:13:34 PM, Douglas wrote:
> perhaps this will be irrelevant, perhaps not - at least your earlier
> message set the thought process in motion
> a comparable situation in my field of the anthropology of legal
> doctrine concerns the characterisation of "tradition".
> in one sense tradition refers to a process of transmission, in another
> sense it is a body or unit of knowledge or belief.
> The emphasis dictionaries and some writers place on
> tradition-as-transmission over tradition-as-knowledge-or-belief is
> surprising because it is contrary to common usage. A key point is how
> the two are related.
> the issue also evokes an obscure linguistic problem, the "utraquistic
> subterfuge" the classic example of which is failure to distinguish
> between the process of knowing and the knowledge that is the result of
> that process.
Thanks for that amazing phrase! I thought there was probably an "l"
missing until I googled it.
I'm sure there is a connection. It seems related to the apparent
belief of some people that if we knew enough about linguistic syntax
semantics would become redundant.
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