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Beginning in wonder: placing the origin of thinking


Malpas, J, Beginning in wonder: placing the origin of thinking, in Philosophical Romanticism, Routledge, Nikolas Kompridis (ed), London , pp. 282-298. ISBN 0-415-25644-5 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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"It is through wonder [thaumazein]." says Aristotle, "that men now begin and originally began to philosophize"; and as Plato tells us, through the mouth of Socrates, "wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. " These sayings are well known, and they are also representative of an important thread that runs through much of the Western philosophical tradition,' and yet, in contemporary philosophy at least, they are not much reflected upon.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Metaphysics
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:41987
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2009-07-06
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