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THE GREEK PHILOSOPHERS
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Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek Philosophers on Myth and Cosmology, by Stefan Stenudd
he Greek philosophers lived in a time when the gods and the myths about them were very much alive, and there was no scientific evidence dismissing them. This book explores to what extent the Greeks were able to question their own mythology. This is done by examining the cosmology of their philosophers, and what roles they allowed therein for the gods.Foreword 7
Stefan Stenudd is a Swedish author and historian of ideas, who studies the patterns of thought in creation myths.
The contentsHere is the book's table of contents:
Living Myth 9
The Greeks 14
Homer and Hesiod 26
Drama and Poetry 32
Categories of Cosmology 41
Greek Philosophers Categorized 47
Some Conclusions 49
The Philosophers 53
Pherecydes of Syros 64
Prodicus of Ceos 109
Diagoras of Melos 114
Zeno of Citium 132
Schools of Greek Philosophy 138
List of Greek Philosophers 142
About the illustrations 144
SamplesHere are two short chapters from the book, as Acrobat PDF files in computer screen resolution (72 DPI):
How to get the bookIf you want to buy the book, you can do so at most international web based bookstores, such as Amazon and the like. Here are links to the book on Amazon US and Amazon UK. Use the latter if you are European - then you get the book cheaper and quicker. Otherwise, you may want to buy it at Amazon US.
The Greek Philosophers on Myth and Cosmology
by Stefan Stenudd
Paperback, 148 pages