lexical query

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Sep 3 22:45:30 UTC 2007

On Sep 3, 2007, at 1:17 PM, John M. Spartz wrote:

> It might be too far afield, but how about "pharmakon" from Plato's
> Phaedrus (he
> refers to writing as a pharmakon), as discussed in Derrida's
> Plato's Pharmacy to
> mean both "remedy" and "poison"...?

again, not a general term for the phenomenon, but a (possible)
specific example of it.


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