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Fooloso4 wrote:An interesting topic. I hope you will have more to say as your work progresses. I cannot be of much help. You have already referenced David Roochnik and I assume he has referenced his teacher Stanley Rosen and Rosen’s teacher Leo Strauss, so you are in good hands with regard to the ancients. If you have not read it Rosen’s “Techne and the Origins of Modernity” in the anthology Technology in the Western Political Tradition might be of interest, as might other papers in the anthology (although I have not read any of them).
I also saw your PM to me, I tried so hard to reply it there, but I couldn't find how!
Islamic Sina'a (craftsmanship).
Fooloso4 wrote:One thing that just occurred to me is how techne relates to poiesis, that is, the making of images. Is poiesis a techne?
-1- wrote:I just happened to leaf through some papers in my by now defunct grandfather's private office, and found that motosysos is a techne that employs kissing a tree bark in the Othnacean culture when the three-day long festival of the rite of deflowering a young apple-tree is underway. The festival itself is called Ptomploeamykretia. This fiesta is well known to have a ban on going to the washroom for the entire duration of the festivities.
Is kissing inhuman objects a part of the Techne you are studying o Opening Poster?
Poiesis is general production, all sorts of production, including poetry and literature, but techne is a production in which the agent is capable of giving a rational account of the process (poetry is an irrational practice in ancient Greece, it's the inspiration of Muses, not based on reason.)
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