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Footnote from E.V.

"It is practically impossible to render the terms ascholia and schole adequately in English. In Greek (as in the Latin otium and negotium) leisure, schole, has the positive connotation, while business (ascholia) negatively denotes the absence of schole. The etymological connection with schein (from echo) suggests a stopping from activity, a rest, resulting in a "having of oneself" or holding of oneself, as the basic meaning, while ascholia would correspondingly suggest a losing of oneself in perpetual activity." -- Eric Voegelin, Order & History, Volume III, Book II, section 9, fn.11.

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notebuyer
Oct. 24th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Trying to remember if I tipped you off to the only complete magazine/newspaper that Voegelin had in his library: the issues of Die Fackl (the torch) done by Karl Kraus -- someone you might want to investigate when it comes to attitudes to Freud that Voegelin would have imbibed.
ccord
Oct. 24th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
I remember you recommending a book Freud: Mind of a Moralist by Rieff, which I've skimmed a bit. It's the first I've heard of Herr Kraus, though I see that Google Books has a limited preview of his writings on Freud; I'll take a gander -- thanks!
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