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Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context

Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context

Andrea Wilson Nightingale
3/5 (3 ratings)
From being viewed as an activity performed in practical and political contexts, wisdom in fourth-century BC Athens came to be conceived in terms of theoria, or the wise man as a "spectator" of truth. This book examines how philosophers of the period articulated the new conception of knowledge and how cultural conditions influenced this development. It provides an interdisciplinary study of the attempts to conceptualize "theoretical" activity during a foundational period in the history of Western philosophy.
Language
English
Pages
322
Format
Kindle Edition
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
September 13, 2004

Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context

Andrea Wilson Nightingale
3/5 (3 ratings)
From being viewed as an activity performed in practical and political contexts, wisdom in fourth-century BC Athens came to be conceived in terms of theoria, or the wise man as a "spectator" of truth. This book examines how philosophers of the period articulated the new conception of knowledge and how cultural conditions influenced this development. It provides an interdisciplinary study of the attempts to conceptualize "theoretical" activity during a foundational period in the history of Western philosophy.
Language
English
Pages
322
Format
Kindle Edition
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
September 13, 2004

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