Archive | June 2012

Pindar and The End of History

I have been reading (and re-reading) a very important and brilliant book by Bruno Snell entitled The Discovery of the Mind: The Greek Origins of European Thought (1953). But unless you are familiar already with Jean Gebser’s The Ever-Present Origin — or equally Rosenstock-Huessy’s The Origin of Speech — the real value and importance of Snell’s book might not appear as self-evident as it does to me.

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