Re: MD food for thought

From: Thomas (
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 14:12:47 BST

>Subjects and Objects existed in the time of Homer and Ancient Chinese
>culture, but intellectual patterns still flourished. People were
>individuated in name and many other culturally dominant ways, but
>intellect could still deal and mediate them.

Small but fascinating detail: According to some scholars the ancient
Greeks didn't have concepts for what we later called subject and
object. Especially in Homer's writings these terms are apparently
not found. This gives some extremely interesting perspectives for
MOQ. See

* R.B. Onians, The Origins of European Thought about the Body, the
Mind, the Soul, the World, Time and Fate. Cambridge: CUP, 1988.

* M.L. West, Early Greek Philosophy and the Orient. Oxford: OUP,
2001 (repr.)

for Dutch readers:

* Charles Vergeer, Eerste vragen. Over de Griekse filosofie. SUN, 1988


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