From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation

From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation

by Francis MacDonald Cornford
     
 

ISBN-10: 1616402938

ISBN-13: 9781616402938

Pub. Date: 07/01/2010

Publisher: Cosimo

From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation was written by one of the experts on Greek philosophers and religion, F.W. Cornford. In this classic work, Cornford traces the Western roots of religion and science, pondering common philosophical questions along the way, such as the existence of God, Greek mythology, the soul and…  See more details below

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From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation was written by one of the experts on Greek philosophers and religion, F.W. Cornford. In this classic work, Cornford traces the Western roots of religion and science, pondering common philosophical questions along the way, such as the existence of God, Greek mythology, the soul and immortality, nature and the metaphysical. Many would consider this work one of the most important on philosophy ever written, and just as viable today as when it was published in 1912.

Francis Macdonald Cornford was an English philosophy student and teacher at Trinity College in Cambridge, where he was a Fellow and received awards for his excellence in teaching. He was especially interested in Greek religion and philosophy; two of his four works focus on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616402938
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
I.Destiny and Law1
II.The Origin of Moira40
III.Nature, God, and Soul73
IV.The Datum of Philosophy124
V.The Scientific Tradition144
VI.The Mystical Tradition160
Index of Citations264
General Index270

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