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[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 2. Logos]

Full Idea

Logos can mean i) a thought or reasoning, ii) the word which expresses a thought, iii) a rational structure outside human thought. These meanings give 'logos' an extraordinary range.


'Logos' is the broad Greek concept of human reasoning

Gist of Idea

'Logos' ranges from thought/reasoning, to words, to rational structures outside thought


David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], Intro. 12)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.12