14 March 2008

Gone Ghoti-ing* (Stanley Fish, that is)

What he said:
For the most part, it is not my purpose in this space to urge positions, or come down on one side or the other of a controversial question. Of course, I do those things occasionally and sometimes inadvertently, but more often than not I am analyzing arguments rather than making them; or, to be more precise, I am making arguments about arguments, especially ones I find incoherent or insufficiently examined.
I'll buy that.

* For more on GHOTI go here


Amateur Reader (Tom) said...

How does this explain that weird column he wrote last summer, about how hard it is to buy coffee?

Anonymous said...

Not sure. I haven't seen the column. If you've got a link I'll check it out. Was it about the invented language you find in Starbucks, tall, grande, venti, mochaccino, frappaccino, etc.?
I remember reading Fish in grad school in philosophy with respect to literary critical theory before he "exited" Duke's Dept. of English.

Amateur Reader (Tom) said...

About language? If it was, I didn't get it.


By the way, this column is not actually worth reading, so feel free not to bother.