Jonathan Barnes on whole fragments

Readers of this book will, I suspect, be frequently perplexed
and sometimes annoyed.
a jigsaw puzzle (or rather
many of the pieces are mi
are faded or torn. Or, to
one were looking at a m
chipped fragments of onc
are small, some of them
difficult to envisage the s
But the vexation whic
accompanied and outw
emotions. Fragments of

Early Greek Philosophy (1987) by Jonathan Barnes, p. 34, detail.
nted with
in which
ng pieces
s though
ken and
he pieces
and it is
nal pot.
hope, be
pleasing,
ter all, be

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themselves
cratic texts
Moreover,
not: they a
the reader
picture of

Early Greek Philosophy (1987) by Jonathan Barnes, p. 35, detail.
many of the Preso-
pieces of thought.
way that wholes are
tion, and they excite
is own mind, some
me.

Jonathan Barnes, in Early Greek Philosophy, Penguin Books (1987), p34-5.

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"Readers of this book will, I suspect, be frequently perplexed"
Jonathan Barnes Posted on behalf of Jonathan Barnes on Monday, December 21st, 2009 under Quotations.

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