Early Greek Thought: Before the Dawn – Prologue

Prologue: Before the Dawnearlygreekthought

We must call into question a longstanding mythology, and its ceaseless repetition, that is tragically alive in both the Analytic and Continental traditions – that the ‘Pre-Socratics had the grandiose audacity to break with all traditional forms of knowledge’ (Badiou, in his essay, ‘Lacan and the Pre-Socratics’[i], on Lacan, and himself – and, a plethora of the same).  We must also seek to call into question the contention that poetics is inferior to mathematics, and thus, to ‘science’.  We must attempt to think differently, amidst a responsive engagement with early Greek thought, so as to retrieve the originary impetus for philosophical thought.

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