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Principium sapientiae : the origins of Greek philosophical thought

Author: Francis Macdonald Cornford
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1952.
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Cornford, Francis Macdonald, 1874-1943.
Principium sapientiae.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1952
(OCoLC)609511924
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Macdonald Cornford
OCLC Number: 256857
Description: vii, 270 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Empiricism versus inspiration. Problems and aims of ancient natural philosophy --
Epicurus --
The empirical theory of knowledge --
Anamnesis --
Seer, poet, philosopher --
Shamanism --
The philosopher as successor of the seer-poet --
The quarrel of the seer and the philosopher --
The quarrel of philosophy and poetry --
pt. 2. Philosophical cosmogony and its origins in myth and ritual. Anaximander's system --
Pattern of Ionian cosmogony --
Hesiod's hymn to Zeus --
Life story of Zeus --
Cosmogonical myth and ritual --
The hymn to Marduk and the hymn to Zeus --
The Canaanite myth and the Palestinian ritual.
Responsibility: by F.M. Cornford.

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