[ilds] reality and sexual positions

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Sat Jul 7 09:53:53 PDT 2007

I wonder if the joke travelled down the spinal cord or up.


On Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 05:41  pm, william godshalk wrote:

> I heard this joke many years ago from Bill Hussey -- when the topic 
> was sexual positions. Position fourteen was the missionary position.
> At 12:38 PM 7/7/2007, you wrote:
> Once upon a time, a visiting scholar presented a lecture on the topic: 
> ëHow many philosophical positions are there in principle?í ëIn 
> principle,í he began, ëthere are exactly 12 philosophical positions.í 
> A voice called from the audience: ëThirteen.í ëThere are,í the 
> lecturer repeated, ëexactly 12 possible philosophical positions; not 
> one less and not one more.í ëThirteen,í the voice from the audience 
> called again. ëVery well, then,í said the lecturer, now perceptibly 
> irked, ëI shall proceed to enumerate the 12 possible philosophical 
> positions. The first is sometimes called ìnaive realismî. It is the 
> view according to which things are, by and large, very much the way 
> that they seem to be.í ëOh,í said the voice from the audience. 
> ëFourteen!í
> For source, see (and scroll to bottom):
> http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n18/fodo01_.html
> :Michael
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