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The realness of things past : ancient Greece and ontological history

Author: Greg Anderson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To make the case for this alternative paradigm, the book engages with currents of thought in many different intellectual provinces, from anthropology and postcolonial studies to the sociology of science and quantum physics. And to demonstrate how the new paradigm might work in practice, it uses classical Athens as its primary case study. The book is expressly written to be accessible to a non-specialist,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Anderson, Greg, 1962- author.
Realness of things past
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018022287
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Anderson
ISBN: 9780190886646 0190886641
OCLC Number: 1030975869
Description: xvi, 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : retrieving a lost world of the past --
Our Athenian yesterdays --
A world of contradictions --
Missing objects --
Historicism and its consequences --
Beyond cultural history --
Other ways of being human --
The anomalous foundations of modern being --
Ethnographies of the present --
Ontological history --
The metaphysics of polis community --
Governed by gods --
The cells of the social body --
Living as one liked --
The cares of a corporate self --
The circulation of life's resources --
Being in a different world --
Conclusion : new horizons of history and critique.
Responsibility: Greg Anderson.

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"To make the case for this alternative paradigm, the book engages with currents of thought in many different intellectual provinces, from anthropology and postcolonial studies to the sociology of science and quantum physics. And to demonstrate how the new paradigm might work in practice, it uses classical Athens as its primary case study. The book is expressly written to be accessible to a non-specialist, cross-disciplinary readership" --

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