End of Truth

‘True philosophy, the wisdom of the ancients (sapienta veterum), was already lost by the time Thales turned away from the world too full of gods, instead of depleting and then renewing the wisdom hidden in mythical names and events. The original suspicion of all Romantics—the end of truth entered with the beginning of history—runs throughout modernity since modernity claims to know how to go about beginning anew.’

Hans Blumenberg, The Laughter of the Thracian Woman. (Trans. Spencer Hawkins)

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