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Friday, November 15, 2013

Rhetorical Question

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:18 AM

From a weblog post today—

"one of our great achievements as a species
is the rhetorical question. indeed, this is what
separates us from the higher animals. it is
how we make sense of our lives. our lives 
are rhetorical questions, aren't they?"

And our deaths?

Backstory:

This  journal on Oct. 25, 2013— St. Crispin's Day—
and a eulogy last night in The New York Times  by an
art-department professor, Crispin Sartwell, who is also
the author of the above remarks on rhetorical questions.

Sartwell's Times  eulogy was for an older
professor and art theorist, Arthur Danto.

Danto died on Crispin's Day.

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