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Alzrius

The EN World kitten
I want to stress that while I agree with you in principle, the counterpoint has merit as well.

Leaving aside a Descartes-style descent into solipsism, there's an understanding that qualitative values can be generally agreed upon (including the related terms and definitions, at least to a certain degree) by most people, and thusly compared. That's orthogonal to the issue of degustabus non est disputandum, not a rejection of it. Likewise, the correlation between the popularization of creativity (particularly within a capitalist context) and the degradation of quality is just that: a correlation. One doesn't necessarily have to cause the other, even if we still generally agree that there's a relationship involved.
 

Ryujin

Legend
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.
You might just be saving them from a long, drawn out death by cirrhosis.
 






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