Origins of Materialism: The Evolution of a Scientific View of the World

Origins of Materialism: The Evolution of a Scientific View of the World

by George Novack
     
 

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The rise of a scientific world outlook in ancient Greece, and the development of agriculture, manufacturing, and trade that prepared its way.

"An honest attempt to retrace the earliest developments of the materialist world outlook. Simple and clearly written."-Choice

"Written by a man who understands and believes in the spirit of his subject."-International

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The rise of a scientific world outlook in ancient Greece, and the development of agriculture, manufacturing, and trade that prepared its way.

"An honest attempt to retrace the earliest developments of the materialist world outlook. Simple and clearly written."-Choice

"Written by a man who understands and believes in the spirit of his subject."-International Bibliography of Philosophy

Novack views "ancient materialism against the broad background of the growth of civilized thought . . . . Of course he stresses social and economic conditions, but is not narrowly doctrinaire; he can pay tribute to the positive contributions of the great leaders of ancient idealism and defend them against the attacks of 'narrow minded Marxists.'"-The Classical World

Preface/Forward, Index, Further Reading/Bibliography

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ISBN-13:
9780873480222
Publisher:
Pathfinder Press GA
Publication date:
12/01/1965
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.83(d)

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