When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It?: Abortion, Personhood, and the Jurisprudence of Neutrality
Beckwith, Francis J., Journal of Church and State
Yogi Berra is no Aristotle. But his unintentionally humorous aphorisms, recently collected by him and his family,1 teach us something about the nature of philosophical reasoning, and jurisprudence in particular, that in some ways reveals more of what we know about the way reality or knowledge operates than, let's say, the skeptical stipulations of professional philosophers. We laughed the first time we heard Yogi quoted as saying, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." We laugh because we know that you must go down one road or the other; the fork, which is merely a shorthand way to describe the point at which the two roads meet at their termination, is not an option. You can't …
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Publication information: Article title: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It?: Abortion, Personhood, and the Jurisprudence of Neutrality. Contributors: Beckwith, Francis J. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 45. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2003. Page number: 485. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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