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  1. Dirk L. Couprie (2011). Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus. Springer.score: 67.0
    Exploring the decisive steps taken by Anaximander of Miletus, this book details the transition from the archaic cosmological world-picture of a flat earth with a celestial vault to the Western world-picture of a free floating earth in an ...
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  2. Carmen Blacker, Michael Loewe & J. Martin Plumley (eds.) (1975). Ancient Cosmologies. Allen and Unwin.score: 54.0
  3. M. R. Wright (1995). Cosmology in Antiquity. Routledge.score: 51.0
    Two and a half thousand years ago Greek philosophers "looked up at the sky and formed a theory of everything." Though their solutions are little credited today, the questions remain fresh. Early Greek thinkers struggled to come to terms with and explain the totality of their surroundings, to identitify an original substance from which the universe was compounded, and to reconcile the presence of balance and proportion with the apparent disorder of the cosmos. M. R. Wright examines cosmological theories of (...)
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  4. Gabriela Roxana Carone (2005). Plato's Cosmology and It's Ethical Dimensions. Cambridge University Press.score: 42.0
    Although a great deal has been written on Plato's ethics, his cosmology has not received so much attention in recent times, and its importance for his ethical thought has remained under-explored. By offering integrated accounts of Timaeus, Philebus, Politicus and Laws X, the book reveals a strongly symbiotic relation between the cosmic and the human sphere. It is argued that in his late period Plato presents a picture of an organic universe, endowed with structure and intrinsic value, which both urges (...)
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  5. James Wilberding (2006). Plotinus' Cosmology: A Study of Ennead Ii.1 (40): Text, Translation, and Commentary. Oxford University Press.score: 42.0
    In Ennead II.1 (40) Plotinus is primarily concerned to argue for the everlastingness of the universe, the heavens, and the heavenly bodies as individual substances. Here he must grapple both with the philosophical issue of personal identity through time and with the rich tradition of cosmology which pitted the Platonists against the Aristotelians and Stoics. What results is a historically informed cosmological sketch explaining the constitution of the heavens as well as sublunar and celestial motion. This book contains an extensive (...)
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  6. James Wilberding (2006). Plotinus' Cosmology: A Study of Ennead Ii. Oxford University Press.score: 42.0
    In Ennead II.1 (40) Plotinus is primarily concerned to argue for the everlastingness of the universe, the heavens, and the heavenly bodies as individual substances. Here he must grapple both with the philosophical issue of personal identity through time and with the rich tradition of cosmology which pitted the Platonists against the Aristotelians and Stoics. What results is a historically informed cosmological sketch explaining the constitution of the heavens as well as sublunar and celestial motion. This book contains an extensive (...)
     
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  7. Richard D. Mohr (1985). The Platonic Cosmology. E.J. Brill.score: 39.0
    INTRODUCTION: THEMES AND THESES Spurred by the unanticipated discovery in of a uniform background radiation throughout the universe — a ghostly vestige of ...
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  8. Curtis Wilson (1992). The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World. Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):242-244.score: 39.0
  9. Charles H. Kahn (1960/1994). Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology. Hackett.score: 39.0
  10. Mohan Matthen (2001). Holistic Presuppositions of Aristotle's Cosmology. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 20:171-199.score: 36.0
    Argues that Aristotle regarded the universe, or Totality, as a single substance with form and matter, and that he regarded this substance together with the Prime Mover as a self-mover.
     
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  11. Serafina Cuomo (forthcoming). Ancient Cosmology. Classical Review.score: 36.0
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  12. Y. Z. Chen (2001). A Self-Organising Cosmology Revealed by an Ancient Taoist Text Newly Discovered. Filozofia 56 (2):101-108.score: 36.0
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  13. L. Fang & Y. Zhou (1996). Concepts of Space and Time in Ancient China and in Modern Cosmology. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 179:55-60.score: 36.0
     
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  14. J. Gwyn Griffiths (1991). A Mystery Solved? David Ulansey: The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World. Pp. Xii + 154; 47 Figs. Oxford University Press, 1989. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (01):122-124.score: 36.0
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  15. David J. Furley (1987). The Greek Cosmologists. Cambridge University Press.score: 33.0
    Furley's study presents a clear picture of the opposing views of the natural world and its contents as seen by philosophers and scientists in classical antiquity. On one side were the materialists whose world was mechanistic, evolutionary, and unbounded, lacking the focus of a natural center. The other side included teleologists, whose world was purposive, non-evolutionary, finite, and centrifocal. This volume takes the reader up to the criticisms of Plato and Aristotle. The second volume will examine Plato and Aristotle's own (...)
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  16. Maja E. Pellikaan-Engel (1974). Hesiod and Parmenides: A New View on Their Cosmologies and on Parmenides' Proem. Adolf M. Hakkert.score: 33.0
     
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  17. Sebastian Sisti (2008). The Big Bang and Relative Immortality: Seminal Essays on the Creation of the Universe and the Advent of Biological Immortality. Algora Pub..score: 30.0
    So tight was his perception of reality he could find no room in it for empty space; a position which led him to deny the reality of motion. ...
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  18. Warman Welliver (1977). Character, Plot and Thought in Plato's Timaeus-Critias. Brill.score: 30.0
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  19. Carlo Rovelli (2011). The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy. Westholme.score: 30.0
    The sixth century -- Anaximander's contributions -- Atmospheric phenomena -- Earth floats in space, suspended in the void -- Invisible entities and natural laws -- Rebellion becomes virtue -- Writing, democracy, and cultural crossbreeding -- What is science? -- Between cultural relativism and absolute thought -- Can we understand the world without Gods? -- Prescientific thought.
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  20. Epicurus (1926/1979). Epicurus, the Extant Remains. Hyperion Press.score: 30.0
     
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  21. Lynne Ballew (1979). Straight and Circular: A Study of Imagery in Greek Philosophy. Van Gorcum.score: 30.0
  22. Sansonthi Bunyōthayān (2006). Suriyapatithin Phan Pī: Prāsāt Phūphēk, Sakon Nakhō̜n. Samnakphim Naiyanā Praphai.score: 30.0
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  23. Adam Drozdek (2008). In the Beginning Was the Apeiron: Infinity in Greek Philosophy. Steiner.score: 30.0
  24. François Elmir (2005). Science Et Technique : Études d'Histoire Et D'Épistémologie. Siress.score: 30.0
    -- t. 2. Origines médiévales de la science.
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  25. Epicurus (1947). Epicurus: The Extant Remains of the Greek Text. Limited Editions Club.score: 30.0
     
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  26. P. P. Gaĭdenko & V. V. Petrov (eds.) (2005). Kosmos I Dusha: Uchenii͡a o Vselennoĭ I Cheloveke V Antichnosti I V Srednie Veka: (Issledovanii͡a I Perevody). Progress-Tradit͡sii͡a.score: 30.0
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  27. Andrew Gregory (2000). Plato's Philosophy of Science. Duckworth.score: 30.0
  28. Harold Arthur Kinross Hunt (1976). A Physical Interpretation of the Universe: The Doctrines of Zeno the Stoic. Melbourne University Press.score: 30.0
     
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  29. Filip Karfík (2004). Die Beseelung des Kosmos: Untersuchungen Zur Kosmologie, Seelenlehre Und Theologie in Platons Phaidon Und Timaios. Saur.score: 30.0
    In welchem Verhaltnis steht die Seelenlehre zur Kosmologie in Platons Phaidon?
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  30. Richard D. Mohr (2005). God & Forms in Plato. Parmenides Pub..score: 30.0
  31. Robert Navon (1991). The Harmony of the Spheres: Speculations on Western Man's Ever-Changing Views of the Cosmos, From Hesiod (700 B.C.) to Newton (1650 A.D.). [REVIEW] Selene Books.score: 30.0
  32. Carmelo Salemme (2011). Infinito Lucreziano: De Rerum Natura 1, 951-1117. Loffredo.score: 30.0
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  33. Ernst A. Schmidt (2012). Platons Zeittheorie: Kosmos, Seele, Zahl Und Ewigkeit Im "Timaios". Vittorio Klostermann.score: 30.0
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  34. Robert Hahn (2010). Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy. State University of New York Press.score: 27.0
    Part I: Archaeology and Anaximander's cosmic picture : an historical narrative -- Anaximander, architectural historian of the cosmos -- Why did Anaximander write a prose book rationalizing the cosmos? -- A survey of the key techniques that Anaximander observed at the architects building sites -- An imaginative visit to an ancient Greek building site -- Anaximander's cosmic picture : the size and shape of the earth -- The doxographical reports -- The scholarly debates over the text and its interpretations (...)
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  35. Thomas Leinkauf & Carlos G. Steel (eds.) (2005). Platons Timaios Als Grundtext der Kosmologie in Spätantike, Mittelalter Und Renaissance =. Leuven University Press.score: 27.0
    This volume is a study of the influence of Timaeus on the development of Western cosmology in three axial periods of European culture: Late Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance.
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  36. Gregory Vlastos (1975/2005). Plato's Universe. Parmenides Pub..score: 24.0
  37. Arnold Ehrhardt (1968). The Beginning. New York, Barnes & Noble.score: 24.0
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  38. Empedocles (2008). Frammenti. Luigi Pellegrini.score: 24.0
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  39. Zailin Zhang (2009). Theories of Family in Ancient Chinese Philosophy. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):343-359.score: 21.0
    Unlike traditional Western philosophy, which places no special emphasis on the importance of family structure, traditional Chinese philosophy represented by Confucianism is a set of theories that give family a primary position. With family as the foundation, a complete framework of “human body → two genders → family and clan” is formed. Therefore, family in Chinese philosophy is existent, gender-interactive and diachronic. It should also be noted that family also plays a fundamental role in Chinese theories on cosmology, religion, and (...)
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  40. Helge S. Kragh (2006). Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology. OUP Oxford.score: 21.0
    This book is a historical account of how natural philosophers and scientists have endeavoured to understand the universe at large, first in a mythical and later in a scientific context. Starting with the creation stories of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the book covers all the major events in theoretical and observational cosmology, from Aristotle's cosmos over the Copernican revolution to the discovery of the accelerating universe in the late 1990s. It presents cosmology as a subject including scientific as well (...)
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  41. Troels Engberg-Pedersen (2010). Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit. OUP Oxford.score: 21.0
    Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul challenges the traditional reading of Paul. Troels Engberg-Pedersen argues that the usual, mainly cognitive and metaphorical, ways of understanding central Pauline concepts, such as 'being in Christ', 'having God's pneuma (spirit), Christ's pneuma, and Christ himself in one', must be supplemented by a literal understanding that directly reflects Paul's cosmology. -/- Engberg-Pedersen shows that Paul's cosmology, not least his understanding of the pneuma, was a materialist, bodily one: the pneuma was a physical element (...)
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  42. Rémi Brague (2003). The Wisdom of the World: The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought. University of Chicago Press.score: 18.0
    When the ancient Greeks looked up into the heavens, they saw not just sun and moon, stars and planets, but a complete, coherent universe, a model of the Good that could serve as a guide to a better life. How this view of the world came to be, and how we lost it (or turned away from it) on the way to becoming modern, make for a fascinating story, told in a highly accessible manner by Remi Brague in this (...)
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  43. A. A. Long (2006). From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    A. A. Long, one of the world's leading writers on ancient philosophy, presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods--Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and challenging thought in ethics and politics, psychology, epistemology, and cosmology.
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  44. Edith Jachimowicz (1975). Islamic Cosmology. In Carmen Blacker, Michael Loewe & J. Martin Plumley (eds.), Ancient Cosmologies. Allen and Unwin.score: 15.0
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  45. Louis Jacobs (1975). Jewish Cosmology. In Carmen Blacker, Michael Loewe & J. Martin Plumley (eds.), Ancient Cosmologies. Allen and Unwin. 66--81.score: 15.0
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  46. Brahmachari Kṛshṇadatta (1972). Yogic Wisdom of the Ancient Rishis: As Revealed by Brahamchari Krishan Datta (Re-Incarnation of Shringi Rishi in Present Age) in Trance. New Delhi,Vedic Anusandhan Samiti.score: 15.0
     
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  47. Jacob Needleman (1975/1988). A Sense of the Cosmos: The Encounter of Modern Science and Ancient Truth. Arkana.score: 15.0
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  48. Joseph Needham (1975). The Cosmology of Early China. In Carmen Blacker, Michael Loewe & J. Martin Plumley (eds.), Ancient Cosmologies. Allen and Unwin. 88.score: 15.0
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  49. Kalpana M. Paranjape (1996). Ancient Indian Insights and Modern Science. Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.score: 15.0
     
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  50. Rallapalli Venkateswara Rao (2004). The Concept of Time in Ancient India. Bharatiya Kala Prakashan.score: 15.0
     
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