vir litterarum wrote:Just a quick question. By naming this forum "the Academy," isn't this website asserting that we are all Platonists just like calling it the Stoa would assert that we are Stoics? Shouldn't we use an appellation that is philosophically neutral?
vir litterarum wrote:If you look carefully, you can see that the word is "forum," not "Forum."
vir litterarum wrote:so the only "forum" was in Rome?
vir litterarum wrote:In addition, "forum" has no philosophical or rhetorical implications whatsoever.
And to boot, why do we even a textkit "forum?" That certainly implies to me that we are all Romans and that we are physically gathering in a particular location. I know other websites tend to use the more modern definition, but I think we should rename it "Online message place," or something else more civilizationally -and mediumally-neutral.
Love those words. Especially 'mediumally' should catch on.civilizationally -and mediumally-
I think you are missing his point completely.vir litterarum wrote: Are you saying we should not use the term "chat room" because technically there is no room involved and that people from Victorian England would disagree with using the word in this way?
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