by Robert Moy
(New York, NY)
This word means related to PROLEGOMENON, which is a prefatory comment. I just love saying the word because of the way it rolls off my tongue.
Hi Robert - Yes, I'm quite fond of this word too. I remember first encountering it about five years ago when I got very interested in learning about Immanuel Kant's philosophy.
My main interest at the time was Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason', but I kept coming across references to his 'Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics', which sounded very mysterious to me at the time (see the picture above). It turns out that this word is usually only used to describe an introduction to a significant critical work or treatise.
Actually, your post finally prompted me to look up the pronunciation of this word too, which is roughly pro-le-GOM-e-non.
Nice word thanks Robert!
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