Hi Stephen P. King There was also a wise italian philosopher centuries ago who had a major premiss, namely, that the only way to fully understand something is to construct it.
[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] 12/29/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: Stephen P. King Receiver: everything-list Time: 2012-12-29, 11:11:50 Subject: Re: Show me, don't tell me On 12/29/2012 10:09 AM, Roger Clough wrote: Hi Bruno Marchal I'm trying to recall (but can't) a particular author who often writes what appears to be a text, but it's really only an introduction. He never gets to the point he seemed to be headed toward. Others seem to have gone to the same composition class. I have read entire books where the author talks "about" a subject, but never gets to the meat of the subject. IMHO the only crucial rule of composition (or of writing a play or a poem or a letter or any essay) to me is "Show me, don't tell me". Dear Roger, Are ideas actual objects *in the world* outside of us or are they purely internal mental constructs? Have you ever seen the expression: "Don't look at the finger, look at what it is pointing."? We must never forget that a representation of an idea is itself an idea... A remark about a remark about a remark, is still a remark and has meaning - if one can grasp it... I was trying to illustrate a concept, to "show it"... -- Onward! Stephen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.