Thursday, October 28, 2004

My neat new book

Recently Hackett has published a translation of Basil Tatakis' unparalleled work on Byzantine philosophy, a topic that I have been becoming more and more interested as I have moved into the practice of Eastern Christianity. In the Byzantine Empire, there was never a break between Hellenic culture and philosophy and Christianity. It therefore supplies an interesting example to study, quite different from the way things developed in the West. I happen to think that the exaggerated autonomy of philosophy and theology of the scholastic West was the beginning of the end of clear thinking. Such a separation never happened in the East. It's an interesting alternative philosophical history.

I'll let you know of juicy bits as I read.

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