Wisdom: A History

Wisdom: A History

by Trevor Curnow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780234519
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 900,246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Trevor Curnow is professor of philosophy at the University of Cumbria, UK. He is the author of Oracles of the Ancient, Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life, and Wisdom in the Ancient World.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Wisdom, Gods and Goddesses
2. Wisdom, Myth and Legend
3. Wisdom in History
4. Wisdom and Literature
5. Wisdom and Divination
6. Wisdom and Philosophy
7. Wisdom, Mysticism and Magic
8. Wisdom and Proverbs
9. Wisdom and Present Day
Conclusion
Postscript: A Century of Wisdom
 
References
Further Reading
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index

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