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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 08:48:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Paris-SubStance-UWO (fwd)


Actually, I don't give higher priority to modern literature. I merely
meant to point out that we are necessarily affected by the literature that
came after, say, Plato, when we read him. In that sense, it has to do more
with acknowledging one's context (post-Marxist, post-Heideggerian, or
whatever may be the operative link) than with giving (on what authority,
after all?) more importance to this thinker or to that.
Catherine

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Jenny Armstrong wrote:

> >If modern thinkers didn't effect and change the way we read earlier
> >thinkers, I don't suppose we'd bother reading the latter at all.
> 
> Why do you prioritise the modern literature over the more ancient and not
> the other way around?  The correct priority is the other way around.
> 
> Jenny.
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