Robin Williams' last decision

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Re: Robin Williams' last decision

Unread postby Sparky » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:20 am

The meme of "not putting labels" is untrue and fallacious as everything must be labeled as something in order to identify what it is. Language is by its very nature a mode of communication through identification. This includes labeling.


I meant as giving understanding.
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Re: Robin Williams' last decision

Unread postby viscount aero » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:11 am

Sparky wrote:
The meme of "not putting labels" is untrue and fallacious as everything must be labeled as something in order to identify what it is. Language is by its very nature a mode of communication through identification. This includes labeling.


I meant as giving understanding.


Ok fair enough :)
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Re: Robin Williams' last decision

Unread postby Sparky » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:39 am

"It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong."
"Doubt is not an agreeable condition, but certainty is an absurd one."
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire
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