By W. T. Stace
The traditional Greek philosophers have performed a pivotal function within the shaping of the western philosophical culture. This booklet surveys the seminal works and concepts of key figures within the historic Greek philosophical culture from the Presocratics to the Neoplatonists. It highlights their major philosophical issues and the evolution of their suggestion from the 6th century BCE to the 6th century CE.
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Bishop’s matter-of-fact description of the place, time, and occasion provides all the “ﬁxed points” to which one can attach thought and existence lest one be seized with dizziness. ”1 As she ﬁnds herself among things, “grown-up people, / arctics and overcoats, / lamps and magazines,” Elizabeth’s reaction exempliﬁes the sudden clairvoyance of the waiter who realizes the astounding particularity of her self in the dizzying movements of duration: On Waiting ELIZABETH WAITING . . I felt: you are an I , you are an Elizabeth, you are one of them.
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It is this confused, incommensurable subjectivity that the bold novelist evokes. When we read slowly, we wait. We remove the veil, taste the faint, ﬂat emanations of words, sound to a deeper depth. ” We have, momentarily, been brought back into our own presence. “There we have been,” to repeat Eliot’s lines from Four Quartets, “but I cannot say where. ”20 It seems likely that only a spontaneous, inconceivably authentic language could express the dreamlike, ﬂuid duration that constitutes our inner life.
A Critical History of Greek Philosophy by W. T. Stace