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Isonomia and the origins of philosophy

Author: Kōjin Karatani
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questions the idealization of ancient Athens as the source of philosophy and democracy by placing the origins instead in Ionia, a set of Greek colonies located in present-day Turkey.

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Karatani, Kōjin, 1941-
Isonomia and the origins of philosophy.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017011334
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kōjin Karatani
ISBN: 9780822368854 0822368854 9780822369134 0822369133
OCLC Number: 962232245
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Universal religion, ethical prophets, exemplary prophets --
Ionian society and thought : Athens and Ionia, Isonomia and democracy, Athenian democracy, State and democracy, Colonization and isonomia, Iceland and North America, Isonomia and council --
The background of Ionian natural philosophy : Natural philosophy and ethics, Hippocrates, Herodotus, Homer, Hesiod --
The essential points of Ionian natural philosophy : The critique of religion, Self-moving matter, Poiesis and becoming, Post-Ionian thought, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Post-eliatics --
Socrates and empire : The Athenian empire and democracy, Sophists and rule by rhetoric, The trial of Socrates, The riddle of socrates, Daimon, The Socratic method, Plato and Pythagoras, The philosopher-king, Isonomia and the philosopher-king --
Appendix. from structure of world history to isonomia and the origins of philosophy --
Timeline of the ancient world.
Other Titles: Tetsugaku no kigen.
Responsibility: Kōjin Karatani ; translated by Joseph A. Murphy.

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