"But are the conditions of a context ever absolutely determinable? . . . Is there a rigorous and scientific concept of context?"
Signature Event Context
There is a bigger barrier to completion of context than simply missing a couple
of e-mails. The chief problem with
trying to provide you, the reader, a context is that the boundaries of this are
difficult, if not impossible, to determine.
I cannot express the totality of context because I would also have to include all the information that would have affected or helped shape the exchange you see here. Chris' e-mails to me, the history of our friendship, personal information regarding the two of us, all of it would have small but important roles in shaping the poem that was created. Who, for example, is "Richman?"