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January 11, 2009


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These quotes are really helpful. I like his idea at the end: better not to have caught it. This pushes the wu-wei idea here a bit further than the conventional understanding of "don't do too much" by way of governing. Thanks.

Hi Sam, I'm glad you enjoyed the quotes-- I did as well, and in fact, "better not to have caught it" pretty much sums of the pain of the translator, don't you think? (yes, even Heidegger's translator)...

Things are so much richer in the sweet possibility of ambiguity.

The virtue of sages and the virtue of spirits.... indeed.

lacrimae rerum

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