Daily Archive for Monday, June 11th, 2007

doctrinalism

Forwarded Conversation
Subject: workshop
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From: Charles Nesson
To: John Coates
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:10 PM

John, sorry i had to leave your workshop early today. thank you for your paper. the issue you raise goes to the heart of what and how we teach. i feel that parsing rules and reasons behind in order to interpret to serve their purpose is the most basic rhetorical skill we teach.
-charlie

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From: John Coates
To: Charles Nesson
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:13 PM

Thanks — agreed. The paper is proving to be a bit of Rorschach test for readers — not surprisingly, what different people think “doctrine” is and how it functions strongly affects their view of what doctrinal scholarship is, but more surprisingly, people have very different views on what doctrine is.

Here’s einer’s first post: http://volokh.com/posts/1179757913.shtml

Here’s tribe’s reply: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2007/05/larry…

Here’s balkin’s reply: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2007/05/mr-do…

Forwarded Conversation
Subject: workshop
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From: Charles Nesson
To: John Coates
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:10 PM

John, sorry i had to leave your workshop early today. thank you for your paper. the issue you raise goes to the heart of what and how we teach. i feel that parsing rules and reasons behind in order to interpret to serve their purpose is the most basic rhetorical skill we teach.
-charlie

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From: John Coates
To: Charles Nesson
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:13 PM

Thanks — agreed. The paper is proving to be a bit of Rorschach test for readers — not surprisingly, what different people think “doctrine” is and how it functions strongly affects their view of what doctrinal scholarship is, but more surprisingly, people have very different views on what doctrine is.

Here’s einer’s first post: http://volokh.com/posts/1179757913.shtml

Here’s tribe’s reply: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2007/05/larry…

Here’s balkin’s reply: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2007/05/mr-do…

Forwarded Conversation
Subject: workshop
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From: Charles Nesson
To: John Coates
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:10 PM

John, sorry i had to leave your workshop early today. thank you for your paper. the issue you raise goes to the heart of what and how we teach. i feel that parsing rules and reasons behind in order to interpret to serve their purpose is the most basic rhetorical skill we teach.
-charlie

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From: John Coates
To: Charles Nesson
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:13 PM

Thanks — agreed. The paper is proving to be a bit of Rorschach test for readers — not surprisingly, what different people think “doctrine” is and how it functions strongly affects their view of what doctrinal scholarship is, but more surprisingly, people have very different views on what doctrine is.

Here’s einer’s first post: http://volokh.com/posts/1179757913.shtml

Here’s tribe’s reply: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2007/05/larry…

Here’s balkin’s reply: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2007/05/mr-do…

einer says: Now by doctrinalism I do not mean any scholarship that considers doctrine or takes it seriously. I rather mean the sort of scholarship that simply describes doctrine or that assesses doctrine based solely on formalistic grounds having to do with the logic of it internal structure. It would not, in my book, be doctrinalism to analyze the functional theories that could explain some doctrine or lead to reform of it, or to measure the consequences of doctrine. Heck, that is what I do, and I am not about to declare myself obsolete.

balkin beautiful in response.

hey tony – go open – go long – go far

i feel like now is a time to take it easy. let the fury in the others flow. when they feel they’ve gone too far without feeling opposition they’ll pull back. where is the problem. if our differences are feelings we can work them out. epiei lives in three worlds, a world of emotion, a world of intellectual, a world of pain. we weave these three together into our lives.

last night good bye to tony soprano, left with that moment of black you recognize as the moment you are wiped out, bang, your lights go out. we know this moment in anticipation each of us who loves the burning of the light, the moment of darkness when your light goes out, when somebody turns it off for you, stops the meme creating, challenge to you to carry on. creator of the meme i pray to you, open up the story from the moment you flipped the switch, give us the digital archive of story for us to make magic with, dedicate it, creative commons. like a bolt of lightning rising to a rainbow let the stories rise each of us imagining what another’s life could be with help from friends.

thank you david lynch. thank you. thank you. life goes on and off and on like into eve online.

we are in a new domain. we weave story into rhetorical space to tell the story we live.

light up avatars in second life. let us live. let us play poker.