File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2000/bhaskar.0001, message 8


Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 11:46:14 -0600
Subject: Re: BHA: Adorno on style




Ruth Groff wrote:

> Meanwhile, on to more important things:

I don't think you appreciate how important your argument is -- it
involves far more than whether X's style is good or bad. The
argument that form and content are inseparable (that is that
paraphrase is impossible) is utterly incompatible with any realist
theory. But if paraphrase is possible, then usually if not always
a point can be expressed in better style. (In fact, the very concept
of style is unintelligible except on the premise of a separable
content).

In fact, the very existence of this maillist presupposes the possibility
of expressing Bhaskar's thought in different language.

Carrol Cox




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