[percy-l] Errol Morris's The Ashtray series in NYT

RHONDA MCDONNELL rhonda_mcdonnell at msn.com
Fri Mar 11 11:41:56 EST 2011

Thanks Marcus.  A great read on a Friday morning before Spring Break.  


"You live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing."
                                    Walker Percy

> From: marcus at loyno.edu
> To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:04:30 -0600
> Subject: [percy-l] Errol Morris's The Ashtray series in NYT
> Percy and I used to call each other with "Have you read?"
> inquiries.  If he were around, I would tell him about this
> fascinating series of pieces by Errol Morris currently
> running in the Opinionator section of the NYT.  You can link
> here:
> http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/the-ashtray-the-ultimatum-par...
> (May require subscription privileges.)
> Also, does anyone know if Percy knew the arguments of Saul
> Kripke?  I never heard him mention Kripke or Naming and
> Necessity, but he made some arguments with me that seem
> similiar to Kripke's--at least as Morris represents them.
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