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Marion Deane – A Perfect Construction


THE LETTER 63 Autumn 2016 pages 83 – 95


This fore-tale to the Táin Bó Cualnge is a 9th century representation of an event in the 7th century when the poets of Ireland set about reconstituting a book whose original contents are imagined to have happened around the time of Christ. In this paper, I will examine, in light of Christian Fierens’ work on L’Étourdit, how its basic assumptions about what constitutes truth in its entirety do not stand up to scrutiny.


Keywords: Táin Bó Cualnge; assertory propositions; body; concept; knowledge; memory

A Perfect Construction

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