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Mortal and divine in early Greek epistemology : a study of Hesiod, Xenophanes, and Parmenides

Author: Shaul Tor
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
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This book rethinks the relations between reasoning and revelation and, therefore, the nature of philosophy and religion in archaic Greece.
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(DLC) 2017039153
(OCoLC)989026355
Named Person: Hesiod.; Xenophanes; Parmenides.; Hesiod.; Parmenides.; Xenophanes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaul Tor
ISBN: 9781139235747 1139235745 9781108378154 1108378153
OCLC Number: 1005907826
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Half-title page --
Series page --
Title page --
Copyright page --
Dedication --
Contents --
Preface and Acknowledgements --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction --
1 Rationality and Irrationality, Philosophy and Religion --
1.1 Rationality and Irrationality --
1.2 Some Promising Candidates? Milesians, Hippocratics and Myth-Critics --
1.3 Philosophy and Religion --
1.4 Rationality and Irrationality: Religious Belief --
1.5 Hesiod and Philosophy --
2 Hesiodic Epistemology --
2.1 Semantic Overview: pseudea, alîthea, etyma, homoia 2.2 The Musesâ#x80;#x99; Address and Divine Dispensation in Hesiod2.3 The Theogony: Conclusions --
2.4 Epistemological Optimism in the Works and Days and Final Remarks --
3 Xenophanes on Divine Disclosure and Mortal Inquiry --
3.1 Divination --
3.2 Against a Notion of Disclosure --
3.3 Setting the Limits --
3.4 Divine Disclosure and Mortal Inquiry --
3.5 A52 Revisited: A Clean Sweep? --
Introduction to the Chapters on Parmenides --
4 Why Did Parmenides Write Doxa? --
4.1 Approaches to the Aetiological Question --
4.2 Parmenidesâ#x80;#x99; Theory of Human Cognition 4.3 Cognition, krisis, Sense-Perception4.4 Ineluctability and Volition in the Mortalâ#x80;#x99;s Relation to Doxa --
4.5 Conclusions: Why Did Parmenides Write Doxa? --
5 How Could Parmenides Have Written Alîtheia? --
5.1 Recap and Introduction: Some Resolutions of the Paradoxical Implications of Parmenidesâ#x80;#x99; Theory of Human Cognition --
5.2 Parmenides on the Soul: Hot Metempsychosis and the Physiology of Divinisation --
5.3 The Proem in Its Time and Place --
5.4 Conclusions: How Could Parmenides Have Written Alîtheia? --
5.5 The Ontological Question. Being, Intelligence and Intelligibility in Alîtheia6 Retrospect and Prospect --
6.1 Interrelations --
6.2 The daimÃń and Muse of Empedocles --
6.3 Final Remarks: Reason and Revelation, Philosophy and Religion Again --
Appendix: The Trajectory of the kourosâ#x80;#x99; Journey and Eschatological Topography in Parmenides: Some Inconclusive Remarks --
Bibliography --
Index locorum
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: Shaul Tor, King's College London.

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