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Isonomia and the origins of philosophy

Author: Kōjin Karatani
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
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"In Isonomia and the Origins of Philosophy—published originally in Japanese and now available in four languages—Kojin Karatani 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. Contrasting Athenian democracy with Ionian isonomia—a system based on non-rule and a lack of social divisions  Read more...
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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: Author's preface to the Japanese edition --
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 The 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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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.  Read more...

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