- Author: Andrew Gregory
- ISBN 13: 9781474234771
- Publisher: Bloomsbury
- Date published: 2013
- Page: 279 pages
- Keyword: Triết học cổ đại; Triết học Hy Lạp; Lịch sử
- Local: 02041001603 182 GRE 2013 P. DVTT KHTN&NV - Kho Nhân văn Tham khảo
This book examines the relationship between magic, philosophy and the investigation of nature in presocratic Greece. Did the presocratic thinkers, often praised for their rejection of the supernatural, still believe in gods and the divine and the efficacy of magical practices? Did they use animism, astrology, numerology and mysticism in their explanations of the world? This book analyses the evidence in detail and argues that we need to look at each of these beliefs in context.