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The Resource Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle : philosophical theoria and traditional practice, Julie K. Ward

Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle : philosophical theoria and traditional practice, Julie K. Ward

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Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle : philosophical theoria and traditional practice
Title
Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle
Title remainder
philosophical theoria and traditional practice
Statement of responsibility
Julie K. Ward
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
To scholars of ancient philosophy, theoria denotes abstract thinking, with both Plato and Aristotle employing the term to signify philosophical contemplation. Yet it is surprising for some to find an earlier, traditional meaning referring to travel to festivals and shrines. In an attempt to dissolve the problem of equivocal reference, Julie Ward's book seeks to illuminate the nature of traditional theoria as ancient festival-attendance as well as the philosophical account developed in Plato and Aristotle. First, she examines the traditional use referring to periodic festivals, including their complex social and political arrangements, then she considers the subsequent use by Plato and Aristotle. Broadly speaking, she discerns a common thread running throughout both uses: namely, the notion of having a visual experience of the sacred or divine. Thus her book aims to illuminate the nature of philosophical theoria described by Plato and Aristotle in light of traditional, festival theoria
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UkCbUP
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1952-
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Ward, Julie K.
Dewey number
184
Index
index present
LC call number
PA430.T48
LC item number
W37 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Theōria (The Greek word)
  • Metaphysics
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Object (Philosophy)
  • Classical literature
  • Festivals in literature
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Philosophy, Ancient
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Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle : philosophical theoria and traditional practice, Julie K. Ward
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Dec 2021)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traditional theoria -- Literary and philosophical texts on theoria -- Plato's contribution to theoria -- Aristotle's conception of theoria -- Theoria and its objects -- The value of theoria
Control code
CR9781009023580
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781009023580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle : philosophical theoria and traditional practice, Julie K. Ward
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Dec 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traditional theoria -- Literary and philosophical texts on theoria -- Plato's contribution to theoria -- Aristotle's conception of theoria -- Theoria and its objects -- The value of theoria
Control code
CR9781009023580
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781009023580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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