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This topic intrigues me. Very rarely do you find someone who has (or at least has pretenses to) good taste in clothes and also good taste (or pretenses) to a lot else. Some very sharp dresser could have ugly, generic, badly designed furniture in his apartment, or ugly generic flatware or tableware, or bad art, and not care much about it. Or here's one: sharp, expensively dressed person reading crap fiction on an airplane. I can hear people say, "well, I like to look...
A fascinating discussion. I like the philosophical crap especially. And I mean that in the loftiest sense possible. Thanks, especially to manton, for the insights. I'm also of the opinion that the religious analogy is illuminating only up to a point. It seems to me part of the problem with rules, and part of what has caused the quarrels here (apart from personal history), is that they're Janus-faced. On one hand, they're largely the result of convention and contingent...
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