Archive for October 24th, 2007

Examples first II

October 24, 2007

It’s what blogging is all about I suppose, but I have been surprised in several different ways by the comments on my previous post. To begin with, I was so sure of the principle I was advocating that I thought that all I’d have to do was explain it briefly and then anybody who read it would instantly agree with it. That was clearly pretty naive of me, and I certainly didn’t expect that some people would be actively hostile to the idea (though I suspect that their real target was not precisely the same as what I was putting forward). But I was also surprised by the number of interesting further points and qualifications that were made, which I will now try to use to articulate a more nuanced version of the principle. (more…)