Dover Publications (1912)
|Abstract||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.|
|Buy the book||$7.50 used (50% off) $8.69 new (42% off) $12.74 direct from Amazon (15% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B188.C6 2004|
|ISBN(s)||0486433722 1616402938 9781616402938|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Francis Macdonald Cornford (1952). Principium Sapientiae. Cambridge [Eng.]University Press.
Francis Macdonald Cornford (1931). The Laws of Motion in Ancient Thought. Cambridge [Eng.]The University Press.
Keqian Xu (2010). Chinese “Dao” and Western “Truth”: A Comparative and Dynamic Perspective. Asian Social Science 6 (12):8.
Anthony Kenny (2006). Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1. OUP Oxford.
George F. McLean (1971). Ancient Western Philosophy: The Hellenic Emergence. New York,Appleton-Century-Crofts.
Eric Ackroyd (2009). Divinity in Things: Religion Without Myth. Sussex Academic Press.
Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.) (2009). The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press.
Xiaomei Yang (2008). Some Issues in Chinese Philosophy of Religion. Philosophy Compass 3 (3):551–569.
Francis Macdonald Cornford (1957). From Religion to Philosophy. New York, Harper.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #99,611 of 549,224 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,418 of 549,224 )
How can I increase my downloads?