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From Religion to Philosophy Paperback – November 28, 1991
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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 In particular, the attempts to trace the origin of religious thought seem to be quite out of date.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.
Its reading is absolutely indispensable.
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Like everything written by Cornford, this book is pleasant to read and ties together many ideas. Cornford shows that there is fruitful collaboration to be done by historians of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jordan Bell
Very helpful that is worth reading to get a understanding of how Western philosophy arose from ancient mythology and religion.Published on December 18, 2013 by Andrew J. Waskey
"Cornford arrived at a picture of the origins of Greek philosophy which was historically superior to that which anyone else has so far reached. Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by F. M. Taylor