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By Henry Dyson

This ebook bargains a reconstruction of the early Stoic doctrine of prolepsis, revealing it to be a lot in the direction of Platonic recollection in sure respects than formerly notion. the normal interpretation of prolepsis as preconceptions is inconsistent with their prestige as standards of fact. particularly, prolepsis is a kind of tacit wisdom that calls for articulation and systematization. This reconstruction is supported by way of a finished choice of texts in terms of prolepsis from Epicurus to Alexander of Aphrodisias.

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Such an interpretation would be precocious. The Dutch case invites caution concerning the impact of political journalism. It also shows that changes towards a more cynical, less issue-oriented coverage are taking place. At the same time, Tiffen and Pujas show that scandal is becoming an accepted format for the construction of narratives of political developments. The experience of ‘civic journalism’ clearly illustrates the will of some political journalists to invent new styles of political reporting.

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The adversarial and cynical coverage of politics amplifies an existing trend of disenchantment and mistrust which in turn leads to more cynical coverage. This Dutch case-study invites the reader to think in comparative terms. Political journalism 15 The process of depillarisation of Dutch society and its media, followed by increased competition between less politically committed media, has similarities with the Italian situation studied by Roncarolo. The Netherlands confirms the Italian experience: the structuring of the relationship between political and media institutions is a key variable for understanding political journalism.

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