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Single Idea 1572

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

Full Idea

In the seventeenth century only a certain type of logos was deemed legitimate, namely that identified with technical knowledge (or 'techné').


'Logos' is the broad Greek concept of human reasoning

Gist of Idea

In the seventeenth century the only acceptable form of logos was technical knowledge


David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], Intro. 15)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.15