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The Origins of Philosophy: Its Rise in Myth and the Pre-socratics : a Collection of Early Writings / Edition 1
     

The Origins of Philosophy: Its Rise in Myth and the Pre-socratics : a Collection of Early Writings / Edition 1

by Drew A. Hyland
 

ISBN-10: 1573923508

ISBN-13: 9781573923507

Pub. Date: 12/28/1973

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Dr. Drew A. Hyland traces the origins of philosophy from its earliest roots in Babylonian and Homeric-Hesiodic mythology to its flowering in the Pre-Socratic imagination. Using selections from the Epic of Gilgamesh, Hesiod, Homer, Pythagoras, Zeno, Plato, and Socrates, to name but a few, Dr. Hyland argues against what he calls the "historical approach" to the

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Dr. Drew A. Hyland traces the origins of philosophy from its earliest roots in Babylonian and Homeric-Hesiodic mythology to its flowering in the Pre-Socratic imagination. Using selections from the Epic of Gilgamesh, Hesiod, Homer, Pythagoras, Zeno, Plato, and Socrates, to name but a few, Dr. Hyland argues against what he calls the "historical approach" to the origin of philosophy. In Hyland's view the differentiation of the human self from notions of God and nature may rightly be called the origin of philosophy. The book's skilled intermingling of original source material, with commentaries by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, among others, and the author's own thought-provoking introduction, provides an invaluable study of this fascinating period in human intellectual development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573923507
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
12/28/1973
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,052,192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.83(d)

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