[B-Greek] Time and Reference - Sorting things out
mga318 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 4 15:59:59 EST 2008
"Please be careful of your 'spatial metaphor of remoteness' because
you may be doing exactly what Porter did with the future. Games with
Good point. And I will take it to heart.
My intention in using such was hasn't been so much to introduce something new,
but rather try to show those who have reacted so strongly against Porter & Co.
that what is said about "timelessness" is not as extreme as it appears.
I find the great divide between "temporal" and "nontemporal" views of the verb to be
rather silly. And if I can show those who have rejected Porter that the problem is more
one of terminology than it is an actual debate, perhaps we can move forward onto other
more important things. Right now, everyone is just talking past each other.
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