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Philosophy Before the Greeks : the pursuit of truth in ancient Babylonia

Author: Marc Van de Mieroop
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford Princeton University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Van de Mieroop
ISBN: 0691176353 9780691176352 9780691157184 0691157189
OCLC Number: 976016505
Description: VIII, 297 Seiten
Contents: Preface vii PART I AN ESSAY IN BABYLONIAN EPISTEMOLOGY Chapter 1: At the Time of Creation 3 PART II THE ORDER OF THINGS (LES MOTS ET LES CHOSES) Chapter 2: Word Lists: A Very Short History 35 Chapter 3: Constructing Reality 59 PART III WRITINGS OF THE GODS Chapter 4: Omen Lists in Babylonian Culture 87 Chapter 5: The Structure of Knowledge of the Universe 113 PART IV THE WORD OF THE LAW Chapter 6: Of Ancient Codes 143 Chapter 7: The Philosopher-King 156 PART V A BABYLONIAN EPISTEMOLOGY Chapter 8: Babylonian Epistemology in History 185 Chapter 9: The Conceptual Autonomy of Babylonian Epistemology 216 Notes 225 Bibliography 257 Index 291
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"Van De Mieroop is a highly respected Assyriologist, and his book provides a broad introduction to the intellectual principles which informed the long-lived and steady literary culture of Read more...

 
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