The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought

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In this respect Wolfson’s attitude toward language bears a striking resemblance to Freud’s view of the language of his patients, whose “colloquial speech,” Freud says, “is certainly no matter of chance but the deposit, as it were, of ancient knowledge.” Similarly, Wolfson tells us that “statements are not significant for what they actually affirm but for the denials which they imply; words in general, by the very limitation of their nature, conceal one’s thought as much as they reveal it. .. they are nothing but floating buoys which signal the presence of submerged unuttered thoughts.” Like the psychoanalyst, the scholar is engaged in the decoding of what Wolfson calls a “system of mnemonic symbols,” and the end of both disciplines is the same: the disclosure of a meaning that is already there.

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Publisher: Macmillan; 4th edition (1938)


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