The Greek Cosmologists Volume 1 The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics

The Greek Cosmologists  Volume 1  The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics

This book is for anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy.

Author: David Furley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521333283

Category: Philosophy

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This book is for anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Greek Cosmologists Volume 1 The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics

The Greek Cosmologists  Volume 1  The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics

The second volume will examine Plato and Aristotle's own cosmology and follow the debate to the sixth century. Professor Furley has produced a history of the early views of the physical world whose scope makes this book of major importance.

Author: David Furley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521333288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Furley's study presents a clear picture of the opposing views of the natural world and its contents as seen by philosophers and scientists in classical antiquity. On one side were the materialists whose world was mechanistic, evolutionary, and unbounded, lacking the focus of a natural center. The other side included teleologists, whose world was purposive, non-evolutionary, finite, and centrifocal. This volume takes the reader up to the criticisms of Plato and Aristotle. The second volume will examine Plato and Aristotle's own cosmology and follow the debate to the sixth century. Professor Furley has produced a history of the early views of the physical world whose scope makes this book of major importance.
Categories: Philosophy

Cosmic Problems

Cosmic Problems

The Greek Cosmologists Volume 1 : The formation of the atomic theory and its earliest critics DAVID FURLEY This book describes the controversy that began in classical Greece , and continues into modern times , between two ways of ...

Author: David Furley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052133330X

Category: Philosophy

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Cambridge English Worldwide offers: - a school-based approach with links to other subject areas throughout the course, and to other classes in different countries - content and concepts related to learners' ages and levels of ability - an organisation based on the realities of teaching English at school: mixed abilities, mixed motivation, time available, and class size - material developed and successfully piloted in collaboration with teachers and classes in many parts of the world. The course consists of six levels: Starter and 1-5. Each level is designed for courses of 40-50 class hours, with optional material to provide for courses of up to 60 hours. Level 4 is for students at an intermediate level. The Class Cassette consists of all the listening exercises in the Student's Book, which include every day conversations, interviews and some readings.
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The Cambridge History of Science Volume 1 Ancient Science

The Cambridge History of Science  Volume 1  Ancient Science

For an account of these responses see: Sorabji, Time, Creation and the Continuum, part 1. ... 1967); David J. Furley, The Greek Cosmologists. Volume 1. The Formation of Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics (Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Alexander Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108682626

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This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science, medicine and mathematics of the Old World in antiquity. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of ancient science currently available. Together, they reveal the diversity of goals, contexts, and accomplishments in the study of nature in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the ancient world, contributors consider scientific, medical and mathematical learning in the cultures associated with the ancient world.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Acts An Exegetical Commentary Volume 1

Acts  An Exegetical Commentary   Volume 1

Introduction and 1:1-247 Craig S. Keener. Fuller, “Tongues. ... Furley, David. The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics. Vol. 1 of The Greek Cosmologists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Furley, “Hymn.

Author: Craig S. Keener

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441236210

Category: Religion

Page: 1088

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Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context. In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.
Categories: Religion

Cosmology and New Testament Theology

Cosmology and New Testament Theology

See D. J. Furley, The Greek Cosmologists. Volume 1: The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), pp. 101–2. 38. Kirk, Raven and Schofield, Presocratic Philosophers, pp.

Author: Jonathan T. Pennington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567357618

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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For first-century people, cosmology was a fundamental part of their worldview. Whether it was the philosopher contemplating the perfection of the heavenly orbits, the farmer searching the sky for signs of when to plant his crops, or the desert-dwelling sectarian looking for the end of the world, the cosmos held an endless fascination and occupied a prominent place in their understanding of life. For most ancient peoples, cosmology and theology were inseparable. Thus, when the Jewish and Christian Scriptural traditions begin with the bold claim, "In the beginning God created the heavens and earth," these words make statements which are at once cosmogonic, cosmological, and theological. Scholarship has begun only recently to investigate more fully the various cosmological and cosmogonic traditions that were current in the time of the Old and New Testaments. Much of this work, however, has focused on how OT conceptions of the world compared to other Ancient Near Eastern traditions. Much less has been done on the cosmological traditions which stand behind the views of the NT writers. Even fewer works have sought to connect cosmological views with NT theology. In light of the great importance that cosmology had in ancient peoples' worldviews and theological understanding, a thorough investigation of this neglected topic is in order. Cosmology and New Testament Theology systematically examines the NT documents to show how cosmological language and concepts inform, interact with, and contribute to the specific theological emphases of the various NT books. In some NT books, the importance of cosmology can be easily discerned, while in others what is required is a new and close examination of key cosmological terms (e.g., heaven, earth, world, creation) with an eye to the themes and theology of the book.
Categories: Religion

Presocratic Reflexivity The Construction of Philosophical Discourse c 600 450 B C

Presocratic Reflexivity  The Construction of Philosophical Discourse c  600 450 B C

Frischer, B., The Sculpted Word: Epicureanism and Philosophical Recruitment in Ancient Greece (Berkeley: California University ... Furley, D., The Greek Cosmologists: Volume 1: The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics ...

Author: Barry Sandywell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134853472

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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In this third Volume of Logological Investigations Sandywell continues his sociological reconstruction of the origins of reflexive thought and discourse with special reference to pre-Socratic philosophy and science and their socio-political context.
Categories: Social Science

Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece

Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece

“Traveling, in Theory: Movement as Metaphor in the Ancient Greek Andron”, The Art Bulletin 96: 156–169. Frazier, F. 2018. ... The Greek Cosmologists Volume 1. The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics. Cambridge.

Author: Renaud Gagné

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108976954

Category: History

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Cosmography is defined here as the rhetoric of cosmology: the art of composing worlds. The mirage of Hyperborea, which played a substantial role in Greek religion and culture throughout Antiquity, offers a remarkable window into the practice of composing and reading worlds. This book follows Hyperborea across genres and centuries, both as an exploration of the extraordinary record of Greek thought on that further North and as a case study of ancient cosmography and the anthropological philology that tracks ancient cosmography. Trajectories through the many forms of Greek thought on Hyperborea shed light on key aspects of the cosmography of cult and the cosmography of literature. The philology of worlds pursued in this book ranges from Archaic hymns to Hellenistic and Imperial reconfigurations of Hyperborea. A thousand years of cosmography is thus surveyed through the rewritings of one idea. This is a book on the art of reading worlds slowly.
Categories: History

Quanta and Mind

Quanta and Mind

The Greek cosmologists (Volume 1: The formation of the atomic theory and its earliest critics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Galilei, G. (2008). The essential Galileo (M. A. Finocchiaro, Edited and Trans.).

Author: J. Acacio de Barros

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030219086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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This edited volume examines aspects of the mind/consciousness that are relevant to the interpretations of quantum mechanics. In it, an international group of contributors focus on the possible connections between quantum mechanics and consciousness. They look at how consciousness can help us with quantum mechanics as well as how quantum mechanics can contribute to our understanding of consciousness. For example, what do different interpretations aimed at solving the measurement problem in quantum mechanics tell us about the nature of consciousness, such as von Neumann's interpretation? Each interpretation has, associated to it, a corresponding metaphysical framework that helps us think about possible “models” of consciousness. Alternatively, what does the nature of consciousness tell us about the role of the observer and time reversibility in the measurement process? The book features 20 papers on contemporary approaches to quanta and mind. It brings together the work of scholars from different disciplines with diverse views on the connections between quanta and mind, ranging from those who are supportive of a link between consciousness and quantum physics to those who are very skeptical of such link. Coverage includes such topics as free will in a quantum world, contextuality and causality, mind and matter interaction, quantum panpsychism, the quantum and quantum-like brain, and the role of time in brain-mind dynamics.
Categories: Philosophy

Machiavelli and Epicureanism

Machiavelli and Epicureanism

The Greek Cosmologists, volume 1: The Formation of Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. . and RE. Allen, editors. Studies in PreSocratic Philosophy, volume 2: Eleatics and Pluralists ...

Author: Robert J. Roecklein

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739177112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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By studying Lucretius’ poem De Rerum Nature and its impact on literary and political circles in Machiavelli’s Florence, this book examines the way that the Lucretian concepts served Machiavelli as revolutionary new materials for the creation of his infamously brutal political science.
Categories: Philosophy

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science

The Greek cosmologists, volume 1: the formation of the atomic theory and its earliest critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Gellner, Ernest (1988). ' “Zeno of Cracow' or 'Revolution at Nemi' or 'The Polish revenge' – a drama ...

Author: Peter Sohlberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000370867

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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An understanding of the complex consequences of social processes and social design activities necessitates a holistic systemic perspective, systematised in the classic structural-functional research tradition, which is presented in Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science. In contrast to fragmented discussions of functionalism and functional analyses, the approach here covers a span ranging from ontological, epistemological and primarily methodological aspects of functionalism. The functionalist tradition in social science is placed in a historic context, and problematised from a philosophy of science perspective. Unique here is a detailed account of four classic functionalist research programmes with a discussion of functionalism, not primarily as a worldview, but as systematic knowledge-generating research strategies. In addition to descriptive and causal questions, the importance of a further research question is demonstrated, i.e., the identification of crucial problems of social organisation. Functionalist research strategies and functional analysis are of interest for social scientists and students in sociology, political science, and social anthropology. Moreover, the book is relevant for researchers and students of philosophy of science and social science methodology
Categories: Social Science

Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology

Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology

I: Democritus, Weight and Size. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1: 193–209 (repr. in Cosmic Problems, 91–102). ______. 1987. The Greek Cosmologists, Vol. I: The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics.

Author: Dirk L. Couprie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441981165

Category: Science

Page: 262

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In Miletus, about 550 B.C., together with our world-picture cosmology was born. This book tells the story. In Part One the reader is introduced in the archaic world-picture of a flat earth with the cupola of the celestial vault onto which the celestial bodies are attached. One of the subjects treated in that context is the riddle of the tilted celestial axis. This part also contains an extensive chapter on archaic astronomical instruments. Part Two shows how Anaximander (610-547 B.C.) blew up this archaic world-picture and replaced it by a new one that is essentially still ours. He taught that the celestial bodies orbit at different distances and that the earth floats unsupported in space. This makes him the founding father of cosmology. Part Three discusses topics that completed the new picture described by Anaximander. Special attention is paid to the confrontation between Anaxagoras and Aristotle on the question whether the earth is flat or spherical, and on the battle between Aristotle and Heraclides Ponticus on the question whether the universe is finite or infinite.
Categories: Science

Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues

Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues

Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Furley, D. (1987). The Greek CosmologistsVolume 1, the Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Omid Tofighian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137580443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This book rethinks Plato’s creation and use of myth by drawing on theories and methods from myth studies, religious studies, literary theory and related fields. Individual myths function differently depending on cultural practice, religious context or literary tradition, and this interdisciplinary study merges new perspectives in Plato studies with recent scholarship and theories pertaining to myth. Significant overlaps exist between prominent modern theories of myth and attitudes and approaches in studies of Plato’s myths. Considering recent developments in myth studies, this book asks new questions about the evaluation of myth in Plato. Its appreciation of the historical conditions shaping and directing the study of Plato’s myths opens deeper philosophical questions about the relationship between philosophy and myth and the relevance of myth studies to philosophical debates. It also extends the discussion to address philosophical questions and perspectives on the distinction between argument and narrative.
Categories: Philosophy

The Pauli Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Today

The Pauli Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Today

Furley D. (1987): The Greek Cosmologists, Volume 1: The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Galilei G. (2008): The Essential Galilei, ed. and transl. by M.A. Finocchiaro, ...

Author: Harald Atmanspacher

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845407599

Category: Science

Page: 333

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Related to the key areas of Pauli's and Jung's joint interests, the book covers overlapping issues from the perspectives of physics, philosophy, and psychology. Of primary significance are epistemological questions connected to issues such as realism, measurement, observation, consciousness, and the unconscious. The contributions assess the extensive material that we have about Pauli's and Jung's ideas today, with particular respect to concrete research questions and projects based on and related to current knowledge.
Categories: Science

Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics

Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics

Furley, D. J. (1987). The greek cosmologists Vol. 1: The formation of the atomic theory and its earliest critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Glansdorff, P., & Prigogine, I. (1970). Non-equilibrium stability theory.

Author: Ron Cottam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319745336

Category: Science

Page: 338

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This is the only book which deals with the correlatory comparison between hierarchical living systems and inorganic physical ones. The culmination of the book is the proposition of research to discover and understand the natural underlying level of organization which produces the descriptive commonality of life and physics. Traditional science eliminates life from its purview by its rejection of interrelationships as a primary content of systems. The conventional procedure of science is that of reductionism, whereby complex systems are dismantled to characterize lower level components, but virtually no attention is given to how to rebuild those systems—the underlying assumption is that analysis and synthesis are symmetrical. This book fulfills two main coupled functions. Firstly, it details hierarchy as the major formulation of natural complex systems and investigates the fundamental character of natural hierarchy as a widely transferable ‘container’ of structure and/or function – and this in the case of the new development of a representational or model hierarchy. Secondly, it couples this hierarchical description to that of the electronic properties of semiconductors, as a well-modeled canonical example of physical properties. The central thesis is that these two descriptions are comparable, if care is taken to treat logical and epistemological aspects with prudence: a large part of the book is composed of just this aspect of care for grounding consistency. As such great attention is given to correct assessment of argumentative features which are otherwise presumed ‘known’ but which are usually left uncertain. Development of the ideas is always based on a relationship between entity or phenomenon and their associated ecosystems, and this applies equally well to the consequent derivations of consciousness and information.
Categories: Science

Shelley s Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

Shelley s Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

Festugíere, A. J. Epicurus and His Gods. ... Atom and Individual in the Age of Newton: On the Genesis of the Mechanistic World View. ... The Greek Cosmologists, Volume 1: The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics.

Author: Michael Vicario

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135860455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’ squarely within the Epicurean tradition of Lucretius, casting both poets as theistic empiricists. To establish Shelley as working in the Epicurean tradition, this study explores Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura as edited, translated and interpreted by two Epicurean scholars roughly contemporary with Shelley: Gilbert Wakefield and John Mason Good. These scholars rehabilitated Lucretius by drawing on three major seventeenth-century thinkers, Pierre Gassendi, Ralph Cudworth and Nicholas Malebranche. Like Shelley, each of these thinkers rejected the reduction of philosophy to mechanical and atomistic elements, a reduction which Shelley referred to as ‘materialism’ or ‘popular dualism’. What Shelley rejected is a clue to what he embraced: a fusion of Enlightenment Rationalism with British Empiricism. Such a fusion is the distinguishing mark of the work of Sir William Drummond, the only contemporary philosopher that Shelley consistently praised. This is the tradition within which Shelley ultimately stands – one that brings into balance what is given to the mind a priori and what the mind creates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mereology

Mereology

The Greek Cosmologists . Volume 1 : The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics . Cambridge University Press , Cambridge . Gabriel , J. , 2015. From unity to wholeness . 306 BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Author: A. J. Cotnoir

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191065835

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Is a whole something more than the sum of its parts? Are there things composed of the same parts? If you divide an object into parts, and divide those parts into smaller parts, will this process ever come to an end? Can something lose parts or gain new ones without ceasing to be the thing it is? Does any multitude of things (including disparate things such as you, this book, and the tail of a cat) compose a whole of some sort? Questions such as these have occupied us for at least as long as philosophy has existed. They define the field that has come to be known as mereology-the study of all relations of part to whole and of part to part within a whole-and have deep and far-reaching ramifications in metaphysics as well as in logic, the foundations of mathematics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science, and beyond. In Mereology, A. J. Cotnoir and Achille C. Varzi have compiled decades of advanced research into a comprehensive, up-to-date, and formally rigorous picture. The early chapters cover the more classical aspects of mereology; the rest of the book deals with variants and extensions. Whether you are an established professional philosopher, an interested student, or a newcomer, inside you will find all the tools you need to join this ever-evolving field of inquiry and theorize about all things mereological.
Categories: Philosophy

Reason causation and compatibility with the phenomena

Reason  causation and compatibility with the phenomena

The Greek Cosmologists. Volume 1: The formation of the Atomic Theory and its earliest critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Furry, W. H. & Oppenheimer, J. R. (1934). On the theory of electron and positive.

Author: Basil Evangelidis

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622737758

Category: Science

Page: 207

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'Reason, Causation and Compatibility with the Phenomena' strives to give answers to the philosophical problem of the interplay between realism, explanation and experience. This book is a compilation of essays that recollect significant conceptions of rival terms such as determinism and freedom, reason and appearance, power and knowledge. This title discusses the progress made in epistemology and natural philosophy, especially the steps that led from the ancient theory of atomism to the modern quantum theory, and from mathematization to analytic philosophy. Moreover, it provides possible gateways from modern deadlocks of theory either through approaches to consciousness or through historical critique of intellectual authorities. This work will be of interest to those either researching or studying in colleges and universities, especially in the departments of philosophy, history of science, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics and quantum mechanics, history of ideas and culture. Greek and Latin Literature students and instructors may also find this book to be both a fascinating and valuable point of reference.
Categories: Science

Psychopathology and Religion

Psychopathology and Religion

The Greek Cosmologists: Volume 1, The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Gabbard, Glen O. 2000. Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. The DSM – IV Edition.

Author: Damian Janus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498578479

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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Damian Janus draws on his clinical experience to address the relationship between psychopathology and religion. Using clinical vignettes and religious concepts, Janus questions common understandings of mental disorders.
Categories: Psychology

Locke Hume and the Treacherous Logos of Atomism

Locke  Hume  and the Treacherous Logos of Atomism

Ancient Philosophy 3(1983): 61. David Furley. The Greek Cosmologists, volume 1: The Formation of Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987, 106–7, 124–25. 13. I have examined the competing ...

Author: Robert J. Roecklein

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498509824

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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The atomism of quantum physics has foundations more than twenty-five centuries old. Atomism is a philosophy, deductive and metaphysical. John Locke and David Hume suppressed the full philosophy of atomism in their presentations, but this book aims to restore and critique atomism's philosophical foundations, which will change the way we view the modern world.
Categories: Philosophy