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Lore and science in ancient Pythagoreanism.

Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1972.
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Burkert, Walter, 1931-2015.
Lore and science in ancient Pythagoreanism.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1972
(OCoLC)654267044
Named Person: Philolaus, of Croton; Plato.; Plato.; Philolaus.; Plato.; Pythagoras.; Platon.; Philolaos; Philolaus, of Croton; Plato.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Burkert
ISBN: 0674539184 9780674539181
OCLC Number: 409548
Language Note: Translation of Weisheit und Wissenschaft; Studien zu Pythagoras, Philolaos und Platon.
Notes: Translation of Weisheit und Wissenschaft; Studien zu Pythagoras, Philolaos und Platon.
Description: 535 pages 25 cm
Contents: I. Platonic and Pythagorean Number Theory. --
1. The Platonic Theory of Ideal Numbers --
2. The philosophy of the Pythagoreans according to Aristotle --
3. The Later Non-Aristotelian Tradition and Its Sources, Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Heraclides Ponticus --
4. Pythagoreanism in Plato and the Origin in Platonism of the Pythagorean Tradition --
II. Pythagoras in the Earlist Tradition. --
1. Source Problems --
2. Historical Background --
3. Metemphychosis and "Shamanism" --
4. Acusmata --
5. Acusmatici and Mathematici --
6. Early Evidence for Pythagoras as a Scientist? --
III. Philolaus. --
1. The Special Position of Philolaus' Book in the Pythagorean Tradition --
2. The Spurious and the Genuine in the Philolaus Fragments --
3. Reflection of Pythagorean Philosophy in the Fifth Century B.C.? --
IV. Astronomy and Pythagoreanism. --
1. The Structure of the World and the Planetary System --
2. The Theory of Planetary Movements --
3. The Cosmos of Philolaus --
4. Harmony of the S[heres and Astral Immortality --
V. Pythagorean Musical Theory. --
1. Speculation, Experimentation, and Fiction --
2. Number Symbolism and Calculation of Proportions in Philolaus --
VI. Pythagorean Number Theory and Greek Mathematics. --
1. Did the Pythagoreans Lay the Foundations of Greek Mathematics? --
2. Pythagorean Arithmetic --
3. Pythagorean Geometry and Mathematical Secrets --
4. Number and Cosmos.
Other Titles: Weisheit und Wissenschaft.
Responsibility: Walter Burkert; Translated by Edwin L. Minar, Jr.

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