- Feb 11, 2009
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"Then" is ambiguous. If it's supposed to indicate an inference, what follows it is a non sequitur. If it just indicates a conjunction, what follows it is an unsupported assertion.For sake of argument, say there are the effortful and effortless when it comes to style. Then, within each of those categories, there are those who benefit from discourse and those who do not.
I also think there's reason to think the assertion is false: as I understand it, the effortless-recherché distinction is meant to indicate precisely that one type of stylish person typically doesn't need or benefit from discourse, whereas the other one does. I make no claims about whether one is superior.
The above position is neutral on the question whether style is subjective or objective--a distinction which, like the one between fact and opinion and other similar ones, is too complex to be usefully deployed in this kind of conversation.