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GUEST,Joe_F Sitting At The Kitchen Table (2742* d) RE: BS: Sitting At The Kitchen Table 25 Apr 06


Jerry R.: Just happened on this in a magazine article today:

...Michael Oakeshott, the late British philosopher, thought conversation should have a distinctive lack of purpose. Conversation "has no determined course, we do not ask what it is `for,'" he said. It is "an unrehearsed intellectual adventure." As with gambling, "its significance lies neither in winning nor on losing, but in wagering."

A distinctive lack of purpose. %^)

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: If you did not wish to be ridden, why did you become an ass? :||




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