By Karl Shaw
All in completely undesirable taste
Prepare to be surprised, appalled, disgusted, and highly entertained by way of this compendium of indelicate oddities. not anything is just too inane, too insane, too extraordinary, or too distasteful for this significant, doubtless most unlikely, yet totally actual choice of proof from around the a while and round the world.
Did you know…
…that Pope Benedict XII used to be any such hardened boozer that he encouraged the expression “drunk as a pope”? (From “10 old Drunks”)
…that as a different honeymoon deal with, Prince Charles learn Princess Diana passages from the works of Carl Jung and Laurens van der put up? (From “History’s 10 Least Romantic Honeymoons”)
…that the best-dressed gents in medieval England uncovered their genitals under a short-fitting tunic? (From “History’s 10 maximum type Mistakes”)
…that Alfred Hitchcock suffered from ovophobia—fear of eggs? (From “10 Phobias of the Famous”)
…that King Louis XIV basically took 3 baths in his lifetime, every one of them less than protest?
(From “10 nice Unwashed”)
…that in 1930, Sears clients grew to become enraged while the catalog was once first revealed on modern, non-absorbent paper?
(From “12 Magical Moments in bathroom Paper History”)
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Indeed, the category-error reaches its apex with the idea that mental predicates pick out inner, casually-eﬃcacious (probably at bottom) physical events with semantic or representational content. 81 See ‘Knowing How and Knowing That’, ‘ “If”, “So, and “Because” ’, op. cit. and Philosophical Investigations, op. cit. 82 Quoted in the Independent (16 October 2004). xlv xlvi RETHINKING RYLE My wife used to cook things and there’d be blatant things wrong. So I told her and she’d get right upset. So I’ve developed this new technique; it’s called lying.
The philosophy of logic speaks of sentences and words in exactly the sense in which we speak of them in ordinary life. ’ . Philosophical Investigations, op. , §108. 89 ‘Systematically Misleading Expressions’, op. , 59. 90 ‘Theory of Meaning’, op. , 379. , 372. 88 RETHINKING RYLE This way of looking at meanings inverts the natural assumption that the meaning of words and phrases can be understood (learned, classiﬁed, or discussed) before consideration begins of entire sayings. 92 According to the intellectualist legend, various rational abilities can be explained by attributing to the speaker propositional knowledge of the rules that govern that ability, which knowledge is then applied to particular cases.
Cit. and Philosophical Investigations, op. cit. 82 Quoted in the Independent (16 October 2004). xlv xlvi RETHINKING RYLE My wife used to cook things and there’d be blatant things wrong. So I told her and she’d get right upset. So I’ve developed this new technique; it’s called lying. Have you ever tried it? We can understand how Ryle (and Wittgenstein) would like us to understand the role of rules by imagining—as part of a philosophical thought-experiment—how we might meddle in the Olivers’ marriage.
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