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  1. Dirk L. Couprie (2011). Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus. Springer.score: 61.0
    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: 52.0
  3. M. R. Wright (1995). Cosmology in Antiquity. Routledge.score: 45.0
    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. Serafina Cuomo (forthcoming). Ancient Cosmology. Classical Review.score: 45.0
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  5. Mohan Matthen (2001). Holistic Presuppositions of Aristotle's Cosmology. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 20:171-199.score: 42.0
    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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  6. 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
  7. Gabriela Roxana Carone (2005). Plato's Cosmology and It's Ethical Dimensions. Cambridge University Press.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
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  8. James Wilberding (2006). Plotinus' Cosmology: A Study of Ennead Ii.1 (40): Text, Translation, and Commentary. Oxford University Press.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. James Wilberding (2006). Plotinus' Cosmology: A Study of Ennead Ii. Oxford University Press.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
     
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  13. Robert Hahn (2010). Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy. State University of New York Press.score: 33.0
    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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  14. Richard D. Mohr (1985). The Platonic Cosmology. E.J. Brill.score: 33.0
    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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  15. Charles H. Kahn (1960/1994). Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology. Hackett.score: 33.0
  16. Adam Drozdek (2008). In the Beginning Was the Apeiron: Infinity in Greek Philosophy. Steiner.score: 30.0
  17. Arnold Ehrhardt (1968). The Beginning. New York, Barnes & Noble.score: 30.0
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  18. 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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  19. Andrew Gregory (2000). Plato's Philosophy of Science. Duckworth.score: 30.0
  20. 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
  21. Carmelo Salemme (2011). Infinito Lucreziano: De Rerum Natura 1, 951-1117. Loffredo.score: 30.0
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  22. David J. Furley (1987). The Greek Cosmologists. Cambridge University Press.score: 27.0
    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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  23. 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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  24. Maja E. Pellikaan-Engel (1974). Hesiod and Parmenides: A New View on Their Cosmologies and on Parmenides' Proem. Adolf M. Hakkert.score: 27.0
     
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  25. 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: 24.0
    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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  26. Warman Welliver (1977). Character, Plot and Thought in Plato's Timaeus-Critias. Brill.score: 24.0
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  27. Carlo Rovelli (2011). The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy. Westholme.score: 24.0
    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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  28. Gregory Vlastos (1975/2005). Plato's Universe. Parmenides Pub..score: 24.0
  29. Epicurus (1926/1979). Epicurus, the Extant Remains. Hyperion Press.score: 24.0
     
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  30. Lynne Ballew (1979). Straight and Circular: A Study of Imagery in Greek Philosophy. Van Gorcum.score: 24.0
  31. Sansonthi Bunyōthayān (2006). Suriyapatithin Phan Pī: Prāsāt Phūphēk, Sakon Nakhō̜n. Samnakphim Naiyanā Praphai.score: 24.0
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  32. François Elmir (2005). Science Et Technique : Études d'Histoire Et D'Épistémologie. Siress.score: 24.0
    -- t. 2. Origines médiévales de la science.
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  33. Empedocles (2008). Frammenti. Luigi Pellegrini.score: 24.0
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  34. Epicurus (1947). Epicurus: The Extant Remains of the Greek Text. Limited Editions Club.score: 24.0
     
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  35. Harold Arthur Kinross Hunt (1976). A Physical Interpretation of the Universe: The Doctrines of Zeno the Stoic. Melbourne University Press.score: 24.0
     
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  36. Filip Karfík (2004). Die Beseelung des Kosmos: Untersuchungen Zur Kosmologie, Seelenlehre Und Theologie in Platons Phaidon Und Timaios. Saur.score: 24.0
    In welchem Verhaltnis steht die Seelenlehre zur Kosmologie in Platons Phaidon?
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  37. Richard D. Mohr (2005). God & Forms in Plato. Parmenides Pub..score: 24.0
  38. Ernst A. Schmidt (2012). Platons Zeittheorie: Kosmos, Seele, Zahl Und Ewigkeit Im "Timaios". Vittorio Klostermann.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, (...)
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  40. John M. Armstrong (2001). Review of Stephen Everson, Ed., Ethics, Companions to Ancient Thought 4 (Cambridge University Press, 1998). [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 21 (1):237–245.score: 21.0
    I review this fine collection of articles on ancient ethics ranging from the Presocratics to Sextus Empiricus. Eight of the nine chapters are published here for the first time. Contributors include Charles H. Kahn on "Pre-Platonic Ethics," C. C. W. Taylor on "Platonic Ethics," Stephen Everson on "Aristotle on Nature and Value," John McDowell on "Some Issues in Aristotle's Moral Psychology," David Sedley on "The Inferential Foundations of Epicurean Ethics," T. H. Irwin on "Socratic Paradox and Stoic Theory," Julia (...)
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  41. 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 (...)
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  42. 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 (...)
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  43. Hans Halvorson (forthcoming). Theism and Physical Cosmology. In Charles Taliaferro, Victoria Harrison & Stewart Goetz (eds.), Routledge Companion to Theism.score: 18.0
    Physical cosmology purports to establish precise and testable claims about the origin of the universe. Thus, cosmology bears directly on traditional metaphysical claims -- in particular, claims about whether the universe has a creator (i.e. God). What is the upshot of cosmology for the claims of theism? Does big-bang cosmology support theism? Do recent developments in quantum and string cosmology undermine theism? We discuss the relations between physical cosmology to theism from both historical and (...)
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  44. Jonathan Barnes (2007/2009). Truth, Etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    Truth, etc. is a wide-ranging study of ancient logic based upon the John Locke lectures given by the eminent philosopher Jonathan Barnes in Oxford. The book presupposes no knowledge of logic and no skill in ancient languages: all ancient texts are cited in English translation; and logical symbols and logical jargon are avoided so far as possible. Anyone interested in ancient philosophy, or in logic and its history, will find much to learn and enjoy here.
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  45. Claus Beisbart (2009). Can We Justifiably Assume the Cosmological Principle in Order to Break Model Underdetermination in Cosmology? Journal for General Philosophy of Science 40 (2):175 - 205.score: 18.0
    If cosmology is to obtain knowledge about the whole universe, it faces an underdetermination problem: Alternative space-time models are compatible with our evidence. The problem can be avoided though, if there are good reasons to adopt the Cosmological Principle (CP), because, assuming the principle, one can confine oneself to the small class of homogeneous and isotropic space-time models. The aim of this paper is to ask whether there are good reasons to adopt the Cosmological Principle in order to avoid (...)
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  46. Myles Burnyeat & Dominic Scott (eds.) (2007). Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    Maieusis pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the ...
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  47. Petar V. Grujić (2007). Some Epistemic Questions of Cosmology. Foundations of Science 12 (1):39-83.score: 18.0
    We discuss a number of fundamental aspects of modern cosmological concepts, from the phenomenological, observational, theoretical and epistemic points of view. We argue that the modern cosmology, despite a great advent, in particular in the observational sector, is yet to solve important problems, posed already by the classical times. In particular the stress is put on discerning the scientific features of modern cosmological paradigms from the more speculative ones, with the latter immersed in some aspects deeply into mythological (...)
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  48. Susanne Bobzien (2006). Logic, History Of: Ancient Logic. In Donald M. Borchert (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Thomson Gale.score: 18.0
    ABSTRACT: A comprehensive introduction to ancient (western) logic from earliest times to the 6th century CE, with a focus on issues that may be of interest to contemporary logicians and covering important topics in Post-Aristotelian logic that are frequently neglected (such as Peripatetic hypothetical syllogistic, the Stoic axiomatic system of propositional logic and various later ancient developments).
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  49. 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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  50. James V. Allen (2001). Inference From Signs: Ancient Debates About the Nature of Evidence. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    Original and penetrating, this book investigates of the notion of inference from signs, which played a central role in ancient philosophical and scientific method. It examines an important chapter in ancient epistemology: the debates about the nature of evidence and of the inferences based on it--or signs and sign-inferences as they were called in antiquity. As the first comprehensive treatment of this topic, it fills an important gap in the histories of science and philosophy.
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