[Ads-l] postrationality

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 8 01:27:48 UTC 2015


Rationality to-morrow, rationality yesterday--but never rationality today.

LH

> On Sep 7, 2015, at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Or pre-rationality.
> 
> I'm an optimist.
> 
> JL
> 
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
> wrote:
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>> There is always a student or two who exhibits "post-rationality" usually
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>> he back of the classroom, isn't there?
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>> DKB
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Sep 6, 2015, at 8:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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>>> Ho ho!  I detect the irony of one who knows history *and* politics.
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>>> JL
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>>>> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>=
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>>>> wrote:
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>>>>> "[P]erhaps the United States has crossed over into a post-rational
>>>> society
>>>>> that cares little about facts and reality or serious policy ideas and
>>>>> respectful debate, but rather is a nation moved by anger and ridicule,
>>>> fear
>>>>> and nationalism."
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>>>> That's a nightmarish thought!
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>>>> -Wilson
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>>>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>>>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>>>> -Mark Twain
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