Friday, January 22, 2016


Bracket Blindness

Voula Tsouna, The Ethics of Philodemus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), p. 4:
I have tried to avoid the phenomenon that David Sedley was the first to characterize as 'bracket blindness': i.e., the tendency to overlook the brackets surrounding editorial restorations of a word or passage and thus develop interpretations based on slim or even non-existent evidence.

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