Wisdom of the World The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought

ISBN-10: 0226070778

ISBN-13: 9780226070773

Edition: 2003

Authors: R�mi Brague, Teresa Lavender Fagan

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Brague traces the way in which universal wisdom has been interpreted over the centuries, from Ancient Egypt to the modern era. This work demonstrates how modernity has stripped the universe of its sacred wisdom, transforming it into an ethically indifferent entity.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Teresa Lavender Fagan is a freelance translator living in Chicago; she has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press and other publishers.

Preface
Translator's Note
Introduction
Setting the Stage
Prehistory: A Pre-Cosmic Wisdom
The Birth of the Cosmos in Greece
Four Models
Socrates' Revolution; Plato's Restoration
The Other Greece: The Atomists
Other than Greece: The Scriptures
The Other Other: Gnosticism
The Medieval Model
Marginal Models
The Standard Vision of the World
An Ethical Cosmos
A Cosmological Ethics
Abrahamic Excess
The New World
The End of a World
An Impossible Imitation
The Lost World
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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