Friday, August 03, 2018


Rip Van Winkle
Sleepy Hollow

If one of Franklin's proverbs is true, then shouldn't its opposite be untrue? For instance:
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
Here's the opposite
Later to bed and later to rise, makes one unhealthy, unwealthy, unwise.
Is that true or false? Also, does its truth or falsity depend on the truth or falsity of Franklin's proverb?



At 10:12 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Question 1: it is True.

Question 2: What ever Franklin says is true, unless it is not true. That is, when he does fib it is for a good reason (diplomacy, say, or to help the patriots), and notwithstanding what a moral philosopher might say about this, it yet remains true that Franklin has fibbed, so even in deception Ben is on the side of virtue and righteousness. Er, what was the question again?

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Umm . . . I'm trying to remember . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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