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Darwin-L Message Log 1:169 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<1:169>From loring@maroon.tc.umn.edu  Sat Sep 18 00:24:53 1993

Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1993 00:25:24 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Anne M Loring-1" <loring@maroon.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: Progress and Taxonomies
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

On Sat, 18 Sep 1993, D. Anton Sherwood wrote:

> > That "Old Chinese" taxonomy is somewhere in the writing of the
> > surrealist, Borges.  I wouldn't swear to it since I read the original
> > years ago, but I have always understood it as a parody (among other
> > things) of scientific taxonomies.
>
> I think I have a copy of the Borges essay.  If I find it, shall I upload it?

Folks, read "Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things", by George Lakoff, for
more on this subject.

Anne Loring
U. of MN grad student, linguistics

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