Anaximander and the Relation Between Myth and Philosophy in the Sixth Century B.C.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10756/291049
Title:
Anaximander and the Relation Between Myth and Philosophy in the Sixth Century B.C.
Authors:
Rowe, William V.
Abstract:
This paper is a study of the pre-Socratic, Milesian philosopher Anaximander, in light of the question concerning the rise of philosophy and its relation to myth in the sixth century B.C. We are restricting our inquiry to Anaximander to make our consideration of the myth/philosophy relation more manageable. Thus we will assume that Anaximander's thought is indicative of the general status of this relationship in his time and milieu. We chose Anaximander also because of the great diversity of interpretations of his thought in current pre-Socratic scholarship. Differences in approach to Anaximander reflect differences concerning the nature of pre-Socratic thought in general. Differences with regard to the pre-Socratics in turn reflect ultimate assumptions as to the nature of philosophy and the historical circumstances in which it arose. Therefore, a considerable part of our study will concern itself with the major Anaximander-interpretations in the literature, their key assumptions and their relationships to existing traditions in pre-Socratic research. This part of the study will be carried out in preparation for our own interpretation of Anaximander and the relation between myth and philosophy visible in his thought. The latter will be conducted in dialogue with the other interpretations and with a conscious awareness of its own hermeneutical assumptions.
Advisors:
Wolters, Albert M.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
1979
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/291049
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Anaximander; Myth; Philosophy; Pre-Socratic philosophers
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This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Philosophy
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Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorWolters, Albert M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRowe, William V.en_GB
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dc.date.issued1979-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/291049-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a study of the pre-Socratic, Milesian philosopher Anaximander, in light of the question concerning the rise of philosophy and its relation to myth in the sixth century B.C. We are restricting our inquiry to Anaximander to make our consideration of the myth/philosophy relation more manageable. Thus we will assume that Anaximander's thought is indicative of the general status of this relationship in his time and milieu. We chose Anaximander also because of the great diversity of interpretations of his thought in current pre-Socratic scholarship. Differences in approach to Anaximander reflect differences concerning the nature of pre-Socratic thought in general. Differences with regard to the pre-Socratics in turn reflect ultimate assumptions as to the nature of philosophy and the historical circumstances in which it arose. Therefore, a considerable part of our study will concern itself with the major Anaximander-interpretations in the literature, their key assumptions and their relationships to existing traditions in pre-Socratic research. This part of the study will be carried out in preparation for our own interpretation of Anaximander and the relation between myth and philosophy visible in his thought. The latter will be conducted in dialogue with the other interpretations and with a conscious awareness of its own hermeneutical assumptions.en_GB
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dc.subjectAnaximanderen_GB
dc.subjectMythen_GB
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_GB
dc.subjectPre-Socratic philosophersen_GB
dc.subject.lcshAnaximanderen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMythen_GB
dc.subject.lcshPre-Socratic philosophersen_GB
dc.subject.lcshPhilosophyen_GB
dc.titleAnaximander and the Relation Between Myth and Philosophy in the Sixth Century B.C.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Philosophyen_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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