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#124922 03/09/04 07:11 PM
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This seems a useful word, but I can find no authority for
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Philaletheia, the disinterested love of scholarly truth, can lead one into some strange places. The connection of the two marginalia is the urge to recover the sense of an ancient text in full and accurately; to probe past the obscurity of poet and translator alike, to what Lycophron's persona thought was to happen in those beds.



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Sounds like it should mean 'love of forgetfulness' but Liddell and Scott gives philalethes as 'loving truth'.


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In a heideggerian moment, it seemed to me that it might mean 'love of undressing, uncovering'.



Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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OK, just what are you reading at the moment?!


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>OK, just what are you reading at the moment?!

hazarding a guess, I'd say he was reading the collected works of wwh. which could answer your implied question.


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OK, just what are you reading at the moment?!

Well, currently Charles Fries' American Enlgish Grammar, 1940, and Jacques Barzun's House of Intellect, 1959. But, yes, whenever I see something by the glorious wwh, I stop what I'm doing and read it.



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It looks like this strain of thought has expired. I hope you all
enjoyed what you were reading.


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