Hi I’m Craig Lawton.

I was reading a book called “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” and I came across this: “There is always an optimal value”, explained the philosopher Gregory Bateson, “beyond which anything is toxic, no matter what: oxygen, sleep, psychotherapy, philosophy”. The Stoic philosophers referred to this paradox as anacoluthia, the mutual entailment of virtues. No virtue, they argued, is a virtue by itself.”

So I went googling and couldn’t find anything to back this up but I found this definition which tickled my fancy : “anacoluthia: a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)”.

And I just like the sound of the word…

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ross
    Oct 08, 2010 @ 18:35:14

    Cool. If you pronounce it like ana-col-oo-thea it sounds like an uncomfortable disease… (not necessarily a bad thing either) 🙂

    Best of luck with this (how regularly you looking to post?)


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