The Origins of European Thought: About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time, and Fate

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 9, 2011 - Philosophy - 566 pages
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Originally published in 1951, this ambitious volume constitutes an exploration into the roots of European thought. Whilst it predominantly examines Greek and Roman ideas, the text also contains allusions to Norse, Celtic, Jewish, Indian, Chinese and Christian sources. Through careful analysis a synthetic approach is developed, one which emphasises the abiding relevance of ancient thought for interpreting the fundamental questions of existence. Exhaustive notes, a large general index, and an index of translated words are included. This is a complex and fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in classics, literature, philosophy, or the history of ideas.
  

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Contents

THE MIND AND THE BODY
11
Some Processes of Consciousness
13
The Organs of Consciousness
23
The Stuff of Consciousness
44
CognitionThe Five Senses
66
The Liver and the Belly
84
PART II
91
The xpuxfi
93
Tleiporrcx
310
Kwpés
343
The Weaving of Fate
349
Other PeoplesFate and Magic 3 52
372
Moipozv n1r16évon rrerrpoouévo etc
378
Ynép uépov and the Relation of the Gods
390
The Jars of Zeus the Scales of Zeus and
395
p 4 1 1
416

The Genius Numen etc
123
Anima and Animus
168
The Knees
174
The Strength
187
The Stuff of Life
200
RiverWorship and some Forms of the
229
Beginnings of Greek
247
Death and Cremation
254
The Offerings to the Dead and to the
271
Nectar and Ambrosia
292
On the Knees of the Gods page
303
Phases of Body andMind Sorrow Sleep
420
Winged Words
469
Mars Woodpecker Wolf
470
Liber liber free Frqyr etc
472
Ancient Jewish Conceptions of the Mind or
480
Praeaordia and the Liver
505
Bporog Gore and the Ichor of the Gods
506
Apocolocyntosis
507
Indexes
515
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