Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Marty G. Price (mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 08:48:42 -0500

On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Stephen Barnard wrote:

> Marty G. Price wrote:
> >
> >
> > (**sigh**) What ever happened to the liberal arts education? That wasn't
> > post-modernism I was talking about, it was introductory philosophy, the
> > stuff you learn as a lower-division undergraduate. You have just boldly
> > proclaimed one of the two acknowledged founders of the Western
> > philosophical tradition "*wrong*". You ever heard the phrase,
> > "...footnotes to Plato"? Well, they start with Aristotle.
> The premise of this thread is clearly aligned with the postmodern agenda.
> Bringing in Aristotle to make a point doesn't suddenly shift it to Classical
> Philosophy. I wasn't claiming that Aristotle was wrong about every single
> little thing -- only about his "theory" of gravitation.
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1) I was not discussing his "theory" of gravitation. I was discussion his
"explanation for gravity" (note my term---I used it on purpose),
specifically: gravity exists because "things seek their natural level,"
which involves presuppositions of no (professional) interest to modern
scientists. Which is the whole point of cultural context. Please refer
to my post to Paul Cizak (hope I remembered that last name properly).

2) I'm not a "post-modernist." Closer to an old-fashioned, nineteenth
century rationalist than anything else. :)

3) Cultural context is a given to anyone who has 1)studied a little
history and 2) has half a brain.

4) You need to seek out professional help to diagnose why you find a
"post-modernist" under every bush, or behind every post.

Blessed Be,