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Origins Of Philosophy, The : Humanities Press - Drew A. Hyland

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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.

Prefacep. 7
Introduction: The Question of Originsp. 15
Myth and (or as) Philosophyp. 29
The Epic of Gilgameshp. 33
Homerp. 37
Hesiodp. 38
Xenophanesp. 44
Philosophy and Cosmology-The Milesiansp. 97
Thalesp. 109
Anaximanderp. 117
Anaximensp. 122
Philosophy and Mathematics--The Pythagoreansp. 127
Pythagorasp. 133
The Battle of the Giantsp. 145
Heraclitus--The Spokesman for Becomingp. 160
The Battle of the Giantsp. 179
Parmenides--The Spokesman for Beingp. 189
Catching Up With Zenop. 203
Zenop. 224
Responses to the Battle of the Giantsp. 237
Empedoclesp. 224
Responses to the Battle of the Giantsp. 267
Anaxagorasp. 273
The Atomistsp. 285
Leucippusp. 294
Democritusp. 297
Philosophy as Rhetoric--The Sophistsp. 317
Protagorasp. 327
Gorgiasp. 335
The New Beginningp. 343
Socrates and Platop. 351
Glossary of Greek Termsp. 379
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 381
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ISBN: 9781573923507
ISBN-10: 1573923508
Series: Humanities Press
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 1973
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1