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    DescriptionIn this exploration of the "very first utterance of philosophers," F. M. Cornford showed that the remarkable burst of abstract speculation among pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth century B.C. emerged directly from the religious thought of the preceding era in Greece. Combining profound classical scholarship with striking anthropological and sociological insight, Cornford rejected the post-Darwinian rationalist assumption that religion and philosophy are fundamentally different from each other.His book supplies a needed reminder of the intricate connections between critical scientific thought and social and emotional experience. As he probes the mythic antecedents of such persistent metaphysical concepts as Destiny, God, Soul, Substance, Nature, and Immortality, Cornford warns us that "unless we have some grasp of that history [of myth], we are not likely to understand the speculation, which, however scientific its spirit may be, constantly operates with these religious ideas, and is to a large extent confined in its movement within the limits already traced by them. Classicists, historians of religion, students of ancient history, and everyone concerned with the subject of myth will find this lucid and highly original work to be a source of rich insights about the organic nature and continuity of Western thought.


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    Title
    From Religion to Philosophy
    Subtitle
    A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) F. M. Cornford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 379 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691020761
    ISBN 10: 0691020760
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A13060000
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
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    DC22: 180
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    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
    DC20: 180
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    LC classification: B188 .C6 1991, 91026966
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NK, QRA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    28 November 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey