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[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 4. Aims of Reason]

Full Idea

Is the arché (basis) intelligible, or is it chaos? Upon this question hinges all, for answering it determines whether poetry or logos is the form of human speech that best does justice to the world.

Gist of Idea

We prefer reason or poetry according to whether basics are intelligible or not


David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], p.139)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.139