Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition

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  • Title: Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition
  • Author: Peter Kingsley
  • ISBN: 9780198150817
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Kingsley looks at recent archaeological discoveries in the Mediterranean and examines their implications on the body of academic philosophy that has built up over the last couple of millenia.This book, while fascinating, is written for an academic audience Kingsley dots every i and crosses every t in the way that PhDs must do when trying convince each other of the validity of a thesis.


  2. Basically a polemic against modern scholarship s inclination to view the so called pre Socratics through the eyes of Aristotle whose take on the pre Socratics seems to be very similar to Sam Harris s take on religions today too literal minded and fundamentally too disinterested to be willing to understand them on their own terms And I bet the book would be fun to read for someone who is acquainted with said modern scholarship, but nevertheless contains enough interesting bits to keep well, me [...]


  3. Esoteric and ExotericIn decades of classroom training, I learned that ancient Greek philosophy and science gave you and me the now predominant tradition of rational inquiry that appeared to supersede irrationality.Well so much for one prism in the kaleidoscope of my conscious awareness More adequate are inclusions of the mythical, alchemical, magical texts not on the typical list of recommended reading.I recognize the early Greek Empedocles as a formative bridge to the Pythagoras and Platonists [...]


  4. Were the ancient Greek philosophers really just bumbling along in their attempts to create some sense out of their world Did their crude attempts at thought evolve into what we now know and revere as the scientific method In Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic, Peter Kingsley shows us that the general understanding of these ancient thinkers is flat wrong The Meaning of Life, and not our modern notions of science and logic, lies at the very heart of the efforts of the most well known of these t [...]


  5. Reassessment of Empedocles and the Pythagoreans, in ancient Italy particularly academic in style than his other books.


  6. This is the first book to analyze systematically crucial aspects of ancient Greek philosophy in their original context of mystery, religion, and magic The author brings to light recently uncovered evidence about ancient Pythagoreanism and its influence on Plato, and reconstructs the fascinating esoteric transmission of Pythagorean ideas from the Greek West down to the alchemists and magicians of Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam.