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From Religion to Philosophy A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation

ISBN-10: 0486433722

ISBN-13: 9780486433721

Edition: 2004

Authors: F. M. Cornford

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Original and engaging, this exploration of early Western philosophy traces the religious roots of science and systematic speculation. Author F. M. Cornford, a distinguished historian of ancient philosophy, combines deep classical scholarship with anthropological and sociological insights to examine the mythic precursors of enduring metaphysical concepts--such as destiny, God, the soul, substance, nature, and immortality. Cornford illustrates the rise of a new spirit of rational inquiry from traditional beliefs, demonstrating that philosophy’s modes of clear definition and explicit statement were already implicit in the unreasoned intuitions of mythology.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Destiny and Law
The Origin of Moira
Nature, God, and Soul
The Datum of Philosophy
The Scientific Tradition
The Mystical Tradition
Index of Citations
General Index