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

Dover Publications (1912)
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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.
Keywords Philosophy, Ancient
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Call number B188.C6 2004
ISBN(s) 0486433722   9780691020761   0691020760
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