May 07, 2005

After Stopping to Pet a Cat in a Driveway

Dad: We've seen a whole family of cats here.

Matt: Oh, they live here?

Dad: One doesn't know that now that you've mentioned the possibility.

Which theory in the area of the contextualism/invariantism dispute does this support? Discuss.

(I swear I wasn't nattering about contextualism just before this. If I remember correctly, I was nattering about how I'd realized that my theory of the norms of assertion can be summed up as "Liar, liar, pants on fire" and "Busted, disgusted, you'll never be trusted." Thanks to Jonathan Weinberg for help here.)

Posted by Matt Weiner at May 7, 2005 08:58 PM

I really like your parents, they sound smart. Tell your mom happy mother's day, she's the coolest mom-commenter.

Posted by: bitchphd at May 8, 2005 11:02 AM