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The beginnings of philosophy in Greece

Author: Richard Gotshalk
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is a historically-framed treatment of the way philosophy took shape among the Greeks, emphasizing the importance of Homer and Hesiod to the rise of philosophy, and to the shape it took as  Read more...

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Gotshalk, Richard.
Beginnings of philosophy in Greece.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000
(OCoLC)652363115
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gotshalk
ISBN: 0761817743 9780761817741
OCLC Number: 44266236
Description: xix, 475 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The present socio-historical context for engaging in philosophy --
The overall direction of my reflective efforts in this context --
Historical Background --
The Mycenaeans, Before and After --
The Land --
The invasion by Greek-speaking peoples --
Mycenaean civilization --
Decline of the Mycenaeans, and the Dorians --
Collapse --
Dorians, and the 12th century --
Dark Ages --
Rebirth --
The Eighth Century, and the early Seventh --
Creation of the polis --
Colonization and economic expansion --
The 'aristocracy' and its role --
Artistic developments --
Religion --
Recollection of the Mycenaean --
A thread of continuity: legend --
The complex strands of that thread of continuity --
Legend-inflected self-consciousness --
Narrative poetry: the bards --
Epic and myth: a contrast --
Homer and Hesiod --
Homer --
Human life --
The divine --
Truth and education --
Hesiod --
Ideational thought and truth --
The gods: an account --
Human affairs --
Prometheus --
The five 'races' of mankind --
Education to responsibility --
Immediate (7th-mid6th C) Context of the Beginnings of Philosophy --
The Political, Economic, and Social Background --
Trade and colonization --
The polis --
Changing sense of aristos --
Poetry and the Arts --
Pottery and the figurative arts --
Poetry, in general --
Archilochus, Simonides, and Mimnermus --
Religious Developments --
A Retrospective Postscript --
The Beginnings of Philosophy --
Heraclitus --
The man and his times --
His thought --
Inquiry --
The divine and the human.
Responsibility: Richard Gotshalk.

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