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

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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.

In this exploration of the "very first utterance of philosophers, " F.M. Cornford probes the intricate connections between critical scientific thought and social and emotional experience.

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Cornford's philosophical studies have been the bane of many a college student. This 1912 volume contends that the spiritual and mystical that gave birth to the concept of religion isn't all that different from the cold, sober approach of philosophy. More for the academic crowd. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616402938
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
I. Destiny and Law 1
II. The Origin of Moira 40
III. Nature, God, and Soul 73
IV. The Datum of Philosophy 124
V. The Scientific Tradition 144
VI. The Mystical Tradition 160
Index of Citations 264
General Index 270
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