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Re: Shakespeare as Bible
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1429  Thursday, 27 July 2000.

From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Jul 2000 09:47:03 -0500
Subject: 11.1422 Re: Shakespeare as Bible
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1422 Re: Shakespeare as Bible

In my experience (tutored by a dear friend and Plato scholar), in the
end Plato turns out to have said everything first. However, speaking
more locally, a 1973 example of the "turtles all the way down" story
appears in Clifford Geertz's The Interpretation of Cultures, in the
famous essay on "Thick Description" (28-29). Geertz says he first heard
the story as an Indian story.

Frank Whigham

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