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The late F.M. Cornford was Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1899 to 1943 and Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge from 1931 to 1939.
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  • Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
  • Paperback: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reprint edition (November 8, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691020760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691020761
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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By Anait Keuchguerian on May 12, 2007
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It is commonly accepted that the first attempts at rational inquiry took place six centuries before our era. With the advent of Greek Science and Philosophy some of the traditional belief systems were reevaluated and reshaped. But is there a real separation, a borderline between the "scientific" (Ionian) and "mystical" (Italiote) systems of thought? Cornford's From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation argues that these two seemingly separate provinces of thought are two successive phases in the development of human feelings and beliefs. His vast knowledge of classical philosophy, mythology, anthropology and sociology allow him to examine the common ground between supernatural beliefs and rational speculations of pre-Socratic philosophers. A remarkable study indeed!!!

Anait Keuchguerian
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By A Customer on April 3, 1999
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Not simply an argument for the foundations of philosophy, this book contains sharp psychological and philosophical insights that help us understand who we are, and why. Much of Cornford's work here can stand beside that of Nietzsche and Freud. For those interested in the impact and subversivesness to the individual identity within hegemony, this book will answer many questions. It is a classic which can be read on many levels. At least as important today as the day it was published.
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This work, originally published in 1912, explores the continuity in thought between Greek religious and philosophical thought. Cornford demonstrates that the origin of much of the cosmology of the early Greek philosophers has its roots in religious thought.

Because this work is nearly a hundred years old, there are a few sections which are fairly dated. In particular, the attempts to trace the origin of religious thought seem to be quite out of date. However, these are largely marginal issues regarding Cornford's main case, and his detailed review of Greek religious and philosophical cosmologies is well done.

This work is not comprehensive. I am aware of many more parallels between Greek religious and philosophical thought than are found in this book However, the goal of the author was not to simply list these but to show that the origins of classical philosophy lie in collective representations of the cosmos inherited from the religious sphere.

I would highly recommend this work.
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Since its first release in 1912, this book became a classic. Widely acknowledged as one of the maxim authorities on the Greek philosophers, Cornford proposes that science and philosophy could be traced to religious roots through the mythic beginnings of metaphysical concepts.

Its reading is absolutely indispensable.
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Fascinating account on early Western philosophical ideas that helps the reader to cross over to Eastern metaphysical thoughts of the most imaginative and difficult kind, like Tantra Buddhism. A study on the ideas generated by Greek names from original sources, it tries to show the myth as it might have been felt as a vision and, maybe, an experience. Hard to read, hard to swallow; but it will sharpen the mind and increase understanding of the human soul.
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