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Old 02-06-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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You think you could answer one more question for me?

Discuss the idea that a "tautology" gives no real information about the world. How is a "tautology" different from an expressive piece of speech, like the exclamation "Oh!"?
Just give this a read...

Tautology (rhetoric) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Get your head around the 1st part of the question (figure out how a "tautology" gives no real info about the world). ThinK of an example of a tautology (or use the ones Wikipedia gives you) and then think of an example of how the exclamation "Oh!" actually might say something useful about the world. Then compare the 2.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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I don't understand the second part of the question?
That's what instructors have office hours for. You won't learn anything if you expect us to do your research for you.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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You're welcome.
Here's hoping that your professor isn't familiar with The Google.
.. but generously skipping "spiritual property" ...
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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I haven't actually read it so I probably shouldn't even be commenting but I'm going to make a guess. It sounds to me like the prisoners that they're referring to are in such circumstances that their only awareness of the outside world is not a direct sight of what is actually taking place but rather the shadows of those events and they are having to try to determine the meaning of these shadows. I'm thinking that this is a metaphor for human existence and it's being suggested that man can't clearly see or fully comprehend the reality of his own existence or the universe around him and from this vantage point he is forced to try and interpret the world around him and what it all means.

Sir!
since your time is so crowded already, you have to speed up thinking
(it's Old Europe one way or the other), so try this one

Voltaire: …crasez l'Inf‚me

Last edited by effie g-tad; 02-06-2009 at 11:49 PM.. Reason: we consider enlightenment also as a failure!
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